Prominent Programmer Will Leave Transmeta ""There was no huge particular reason to leave Transmeta," Mr. Torvalds wrote in an e-mail message. "But I've felt somewhat guilty lately about the fact that I've spent a lot more time on Linux than I have on my real work at Transmeta."
The Linux operating system has experienced particularly strong growth in corporate markets. Gartner, a market research concern, recently reported that Linux increased its market share in the server market, but the overall market declined in 2002.
Mr. Torvalds will become the first fellow of the Open Source Development Lab, a nonprofit consortium based in Beaverton, Ore."