Re: Thanks, so-called Linus
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Yes, Linus is foreign. He's Swedish.
He's not Swedish, he's Finnish.
Actually, he is a citizen of the USA (naturalized in September 2010 - see: https://lwn.net/Articles/404729/), but originally Finnish, and his family are Swedish-speaking. I believe his mother-tongue is Swedish, not Finnish, although he will be fluent in Finnish, and is of course fluent in English.
Finland has a material Swedish-speaking minority (roughly 5% of the total Finnish population: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish-speaking_population_of_Finland), If you visit Helsinki, you'll see that the street signs are bilingual in Finnish and Swedish.