Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Nov 2011 11:25 UTC, submitted by moondevil
OSNews, Generic OSes You all know MINIX - a microkernel operating system project led by Andrew Tanenbaum. The French Linux magazine LinuxFr.org has an interview with Andrew Tanenbaum about MINIX' current state and future. There's some interesting stuff in there.
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RE: Andrew Tanenbaum
by FreeGamer on Thu 24th Nov 2011 17:48 UTC in reply to "Andrew Tanenbaum"
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I beg to differ.

One of the reasons Linux took off is because it was commercially friendly. With lawsuits hanging over the *BSDs, business became wary of them.

That and companies could hire people to work on Linux and there was little or no boundary to getting their work included for the most part.

Linux development is so rapid because an army of people get paid to work on it. There's nothing like a wage to help accelerate the amount of work one can do on a project.

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