Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Mar 2013 11:43 UTC
Debian and its clones "When you buy a Raspberry Pi, the $35 computer doesn't come with an operating system. Loading your operating system of choice onto an SD card and then booting the Pi turns out to be pretty easy. But where do Pi-compatible operating systems come from? With the Raspberry Pi having just turned one year old, we decided to find out how Raspbian - the officially recommended Pi operating system - came into being. The project required 60-hour work weeks, a home-built cluster of ARM computers, and the rebuilding of 19,000 Linux software packages. And it was all accomplished by two volunteers."
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RE: The power of two
by Kochise on Fri 8th Mar 2013 07:51 UTC in reply to "The power of two"
Kochise
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With a good salary, many people would care. But the salary level being what it is (pyramidal) and the productive people being at the bottom, they get an average salary. Plus the pressure of a corporate expecting to return 100x on their investment, that renders these kind of project only feasible on spare time, by volunteers.

Or join a corporate with a good R&D policy like IBM, Google or Microsoft, that invest some time and/or money giving their employees the ability to work on promising projects that some may succeed and many not.

Kochise

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