It was twenty years ago today Col. Torvalds gave the source away. We've been going in and out of drives but we guarantee to raise uptimes. So may I introduce to you the hack you've known for all these years Col. Torvalds' Linux slash GNU Band! We're Col. Torvalds' Linux slash GNU Band, we hope you will enjoy the code. Col. Torvalds' Linux slash GNU Band, just hack and let the evening go! Col. Torvalds' Linux Col. Torvalds' Linux Col. Torvalds' Linux slash GNU Band! It's wonderful to post here, it's certainly no troll. You're such a loyal userbase, we'd like to merge your code with ours, we'd love to grep your /home. I don't really want to freeze the code, but I thought you might like to know this release is going to fix the root and we want you all to patch for good. So let me introduce to you the one and only Billy's fear Col. Torvalds' Linux slash GNU Band!
[2011-05-20] I originally wrote this on a whim in 2004 for a Slashdot post, around a time when "it was 13 years ago today" and a root exploit was fixed. Now that the original 20-year date is nearing, it was time to finish it up properly.