September 22nd, 2009
Matt Asay better than Fake Steve Jobs at faking Linus Torvalds
LinuxCon is in full swing this week in Portland. And while there are tons of good open source conversations and likely some awesome hacking underway, there’s always a little bit of hi-jinx afoot, as well.
Given that it was the inaugural LinuxCon, some of that tomfoolery was planned. Specifically the “Fake Linus Torvalds” contest. And as it turns out, in the end, the open source faker was better than the seasoned proprietary faker.
You see, there were four unidentified fakers participating in the contest. And one of them happened to be one of the most famous tech fakers of them all, Dan Lyons of Fake Steve Jobs fame.
His prize? The coveted silver penguin. And the adoration of the Linux crowd