Linus Torvalds, the founder of Linux kernel remains a revered figure amongst coders and app developers. Speaking at the Open Source Summit in Europe, Torvalds says that he is not a programmer anymore. He shared the stage with Dirk Hohndel, the Chief Open Source Officer of VMWare.
When Dirk Hohndel asked Torvalds about his “job,” Torvalds said,
Torvalds says that he’s more of a code manager and maintainer instead of a developer.
On top of that, he’s not a programmer anymore, Torvalds says:
He said that one of the main things he does is reply to people who send him code either as patches or requests because it is important to provide feedback.
Torvalds also says that it has now become easy for a developer to code. There are better tools, better documentation, and an active community who is eager to help the newcomers in this field.
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Despite the fact that he doesn’t code anymore, Torvalds says that he is pleased with what he is doing now. While on the stage, Torvalds also shared that he was once suffering from the Imposter Syndrome: a psychological temporary illness where one starts to doubt his/her abilities.