Linus is a technical person with an eye for complexity and system architecture. He always strives to learn and understand more how systems works and communicate.
He strongly believes in quality in all aspects, which reflects how he views software development. For him it is not necessary to build the perfect system, but the right system for the job.
One other aspect of his ways of working is being a key player and see which kind of pattern or strukture suits the task best.
Linus is not afraid to fail and learn from it. For him the value of a happy customer and great product for the job is higher.