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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Reinventing the wheel, hmm? Initially Linux started out as a concept project spin off from the Minix OS© Far as I can recall Andrew wanted to do a lock step thing where any change went through him© Linus thought, that sucks and did his own thing because he really didn't care for it© Linux; like GNU, is not UNIX© If it were UNIX, it would be in the same hole SCO, SGI and all the others are in© I see people saying, hey Linux developers should stop trying to reinvent their own innovations and reinvent Microsofts reinventions of the wheel© Maybe we should develop our own over glorified Directory Access Protocol and call it, hmm©©© a registry© Naw, theres already LDAP and besides why would you ever use a directory service as a database ¥seems like that comment's in the preamble of the LDAP RFC¤© There are those that believe nothing ever gets done until someone sells something© If that were true, most of the truly innovative things would have never been invented ¥wonder how many people bought stock in Orville and Wilbur?¤© I personally think we should reinvent WPA, now there's something Linux could really use! Lets sell you a peice of hardware and lease you the software© If you don't register, we'll lock you out© But then again, I don't care, I've got more important things to build©