Thanksgiving weekend has afforded me some time to catch up on my backlog of podcasts. With the exception of Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, all my favorite podcasts come from the TWiT network.

Episode 88 of FLOSS Weekly is an interview with Linus Torvalds and is well worth a listen. Linus is spectacularly interesting both with regard to his thoughts on programming and his opinions of the open source movement in general.

Throughout the interview, the father of Linux is funny, down to earth and likeably smug.

Randal Schwartz (host): Any last words that you want to share with our audience?

Linus Torvalds: No I don’t ever have any last words just because [I don’t have] a message for people. I don’t care enough. You can all rot in hell, I’m doing it for my own reasons.

Readers might be interested to know that Linus is currently running Fedora, uses alpine for e-mail and MicroEMACS for code editing. Oh, and he doesn’t care about Twitter.