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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I like it
by Jan Andersen on Thu 11th Oct 2001 07:24 UTC

Whenever some guy becomes 'famous' or influential in some sense, there's a flock of persons who want to deify him, often much against his will. What I see here is that Linus doesn't want this kind of attention - he just wants to be left alone to do what he is good at. I can fully sympathize with this; I personally would really hate it if I suddenly found that any word from my mouth was regarded as some divine truth. So, I don't think he's arrogant or whatever people have spilled on this list - he just protects his right to be a plain and uncomplicated guy who doesn't have to guard his every word. Thank God he's not yet another self promoting wanker.