Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Scuba Meets Information Technology With Linus Torvalds


While far better known as the creator of the Linux Kernel, Linus Torvalds is also a passionate scuba diver.

In a charming interview with Divelog.Blue, Linus delves into his diving history and current diving habits.

The interview also covers Linus’ creation of Subsurface, a premier open-source software for dive logging and planning. He explains what inspired him to turn some of his Linux creating genius to make Subsurface, and what he sees as its strengths and weaknesses.

Interestingly, this visionary also shares his views on the future of dive computing and the open-source environment, as it becomes more and more available, and more and more manufactures are willing to embrace the idea of open source.

You can read the full interview with Linus Torvalds here and can check out the subsurface software below.


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Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!


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