Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:11 UTC
Linux Now this is one to ponder. This year, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Barack Obama, president of the United States. The prize has been given to both politicians and non-politicians alike, and Keith Lofstrom thinks its time to hand over the Peace Prize to a non-politician once more: Linus Torvalds.
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Linus Noble Peace Price winner? A joke.
by Kebabbert on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 12:15 UTC
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Stallman had planned for GNU operating system for decades. And everything was finished, except for the kernel. Then a teenager from Finland comes and writes a bad kernel, which grows and grows. And the teenager gives the name Linux. With no reference to all previous work from all earlier contributors to GNU. And Linus claims that "someone else named it Linux". Who believes that? If I had created a piece of software, it is I who decide on the name. If someone else changed the name on MY software I would be mad.

And who gets all credit? Linus. Linux even says that Linux should NOT be called GNU/Linux. Linux suffices, he claims. No cred at all, Linus want all cred himself.

Me, I would be ashame if I were Linus, I would have said "I could not have done it without the GNU people, I have done only a small piece in Stallmans grand plan". But no such words at all from Linus. NO SUCH WORDS ANYWHERE. "All your creds are belong to Linus T"

As Stallman says: "I am not the one who calls it Stallmanix" refering to Linus hybris to name Linux after himself.

Edited 2009-11-22 12:18 UTC

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