"With the announcement of the release of the 2.5.72 version of the Linux kernel came the news that Linus Torvalds will be leaving Transmeta for OSDL to work on the linux kernel full-time. The email calls this a leave of absence for about one year."
I heard that Linus was moving to a non-profit organization. Strangely enough, it was on CNN's little news ticker. I remember thinking that Linus had truly made the big time when they don't try to explain who he is, they just put the information down.