Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/18/linus_torvalds_digg/

Torvalds brands Digg users 'W*nking Walruses'

Takes one to know one

By John Oates

Posted in Bootnotes, 18th July 2008 11:31 GMT

Linus Torvalds used his latest missive to the Linux Kernel mailing list to have a go at innocent Digg users - all in the name of getting the email more widely read, of course.

At the end of the message detailing merge requests, Torvalds wrote: "PS. And to get wider distribution for this message: Digg users - you're all a bunch of Wanking Walruses. And you can quote me on that."

Digg users responded by Digging the article repeatedly - it had 2210 diggs at the time of writing, 388 comments, and a top ten slot in the technology section.

There is a definite theme developing here - Torvalds yesterday described OpenBSD developers as "masturbating monkeys".

Who will Linus insult next in the name of popularising free open source software? Answers to the usual place.