Grand Millennium Technology Prize

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Torvalds Shares $1.5m Tech Prize After Split Decision

Bobbie Johnson | GigaOM | June 13, 2012

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has been honored with Finland’s prestigious Grand Millennium Technology Prize — often called the “Nobel of hi-tech” — for his work on open source software. But for the first time, the €1.2 million ($1.5 million) award will be split between two laureates, after the judging panel was unable to decide between them.

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