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Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'

Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'

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Linux founder Linus Torvalds has told the BBC that he is seeking professional help to become more empathetic towards fellow developers, but admits he may have to "fake it until I make it".Mr Torvalds stepped back from his role heading the organisation, following accusations of bullying and rudeness.He admitted to bad behaviour but added that the Linux community also has to look at the way it conducts itself.He told the BBC parts of it had become "a morass of nastiness".Mr Torvalds developed the first version of the Linux operating system while studying at the University of Helsinki, Finland in 1991.He has always had a reputation as someone who provides blunt feedback to engineers, with expletive-laden emails, once describing an I...