Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Aug 2008 22:29 UTC, submitted by rlem6983
Linux Linux project lead Linus Torvalds has said it is not easy to become a major contributor to the Linux kernel. In an email interview with sister site last week, Torvalds said that, while it was relatively easy for coders and organisations to contribute small patches, the contribution of large patches, developed in isolation, could lead to both new and established contributors becoming frustrated. "The kernel is about pretty harsh technical issues, and mistakes are really frowned upon," wrote Torvalds. "In an OS kernel, there are simply more security and stability requirements, and the bar is really higher in some respects. That will inevitably also reflect in the response to patches."
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RE: What would happen....
by alucinor on Tue 19th Aug 2008 17:26 UTC in reply to "What would happen...."
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I don't think Linux would die, but I think Red Hat and Google would gain more clout as Andrew Morton works for Google, and Red Hat employs a lot of devs.

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