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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Linus is just fine...
by |.r. Warr|0r on Fri 19th Oct 2001 01:57 UTC

After all, Bill Gates,now he wasn't really a developer per se, but a business man, and look at the beastie the 'danes (mundanes) have received in return. Hey if Linus really was driving this movement, and paid attention to the market, Linux would be jockeying with the Sun's of the world. How many of us home unix users really use Solaris? Let Linus do what Linus has allways done, worry about the kernel code, that is what he does, and what he wants to do. If the rest of us think Linux is something worth `saving' or `promoting' or `developing', then we will. We don't need permission from Linus, he gave each of us the opportunity to delve into this x86 unix world, if we truly believe that the opportunity is worth preserving, then WE will accept that repsonsibility. Wether we do or not, Linus will take care of the kernel code, and a fairer division of labor I've rarely seen. Last note: All you [[Debian|Red Hat|Mandrake|SuSe|Et.Al] Linux|[Free|Net|Open] BSD] zealots, give it a rest. This isn't about Linux, or BSD, or even the hated Windoze, it's about choice, it's about the freedom to use and advocate (note, advocacy is not zealotry, advocacy is living your life as a Christain (if you are), zealotry is the sack of Jerusalem) for the system THAT WORKS FOR YOU. Each and every one of us has benfitted from the day Linus turned his child on the world. He may not have been the first, he may not have even done it the best. He did however open the door in many ways to the current Open Source movement, which has benefited us all. Let us stop our KDE/GNOME/WMAKER quibbles and out BSD/Linux quibbles, and stand together for the thing which really drove each and every one of us to the computer sitting in front of you, CHOICE! |.r. Mental Note, no Biblical allegories with the geek-speak crowd.