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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Learing vs Competing
by Larryab on Thu 11th Oct 2001 06:32 UTC

Some great insight here, wish there had been a few better follow-up questions, though. His replies suggest a personal philosophy not based on the consumerism/ competitive model but on what the Sports world might call 'personal best' -- "I just worry about making Linux better than itself, not others." When he says "not much new in technology except for changes in perception" he may indeed be disclosing that he does review the work of others. A review that learns from the open source opportunity, rather than to set a goal to compete with their insight directly. Maybe he doesn't try to make his work better by comparing flaws in someone else's good work as to how he might have done it, or competing in anger when he sees something very good (as in 'why didnt I think of that'). I see in his comment a person who has learning at the core of his actions, more concerned with responding to a changing environment rather than anticipating a future advantage. I have no problem that my livelihood depends on a person filled with wonder, curiosity and focus and on the thousand other people who follow his lead to create good stuff.