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Linus Torvalds, creator and chief maintainer of the Linux kernel is moving on, ending a six year association with chip company Transmeta.

"I've decided to take a leave-of-absense after 6+ years at Transmeta to actually work full-time on the kernel," he wrote in a posting to the kernel mailing list.

Larry Augustin has found a sponsor in the shape of OSDL, the non-profit Open Source Development Lab whose own sponsors are listed here.

"Transmeta has always been very good at letting me spend even an inordinate amount of time on Linux, but as a result I've been feeling a little guilty at just how little "real work" I got done lately. To fix that, I'll instead be working at OSDL, finally actually doing Linux as my main job." ®

"I'm very pleased that we were able to create a place where Linus will be able to work full time on the kernel," said Augustin. ®

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