Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 10th Oct 2001 16:20 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we have a special guest in the series of interviews we conducting here at OSNews. Linus Torvalds, the well known Linux founder, is with us to discuss everything about the kernel, Microsoft, the naming of GNU/Linux and the future. Read on!
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Get real guys....
by Sir Ace on Wed 10th Oct 2001 20:05 UTC

I think most of you are forgetting something, we hack what we feel like hacking, and that's about it. The linux kernel is Linus's, it his idea and his code. Our opinions matter to him to some extent but he has never been obligated to change anything. He wrote it to suit himself not to make someone else money. Just like when we code our own software. I don't write code to make money, I write it to get things done that **I** need done. If I can be of some use to someone else great, if not c'est la vie. 90% of the code on sourceforge/freshmeat was written for the developers first and put there in case you could use it too... Nothing is stoping you from writing your own kernel except the daunting 10 years it would take you to write it alone. Don't forget that if no one person ever used the linux kernel again after this very instant, that Linus would not stop working on it. Sir Ace, Yes the REAL Sir Ace.