The Takeda Award Message from Chairman Awardees Achievement Fact Awards Ceremony Forum 2001


Social/Economic Well-Being
Ken Sakamura
Richard M. Stallmam
Linus Torvalds

Individual/Humanity Well-Being
Michael W. Hunkapiller
J. Craig Venter

World Environmental Well-Being
Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek
Ernst U. von Weizsaecker

Social/Economic Well-Being
The origination and the advancement of open development models for system software _ open architecture, free software and open source software

Technical Achievement: Developing the Linux operating system kernel by the open source process for software development.

Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds
1988 Attended Helsinki University
1991 Developed Linux while in Helsinki University
present, working at Transmeta Corporation

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