By Deane Barker on June 17, 2003

Linus Torvalds leaves Transmeta: He’s leaving to go to work full-time on the Linux kernel. (Because he really needs to re-write about 80 lines of code.)

This came in later from eWeek:

Linux founder and lead developer Linus Torvalds will join the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) as its first full-time fellow, working exclusively on driving the development of the open-source operating system.