Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Aug 2007 21:01 UTC, submitted by irbis
Linux "Linus Torvalds was only 22 when he decided in 1991 to share with friends and colleagues the code of Linux, the new OS he had created. The computer science student at the University of Helsinki could not imagine the revolution his decision would cause through the IT industry in the years to come. In this interview, he talks about why he released the code, offers his views on Microsoft and says the future belongs to open source."
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RE[3]: Missing the boat
by rainman on Sat 11th Aug 2007 03:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Missing the boat"
rainman
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2007-05-22

Linux made the GNU project relevant, not the other way around.


Actually, I'd say they were mutually dependent. Linux needed GNU as much as GNU needed Linux. A userland without a kernel and a kernel without a userland are both utterly useless, but put them together and you have an OS. I don't think either project would have gained nearly as much momentum alone as they did together.

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RE[4]: Missing the boat
by Oliver on Sat 11th Aug 2007 14:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Missing the boat"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

BSD was an option too as userland, but like so many developers he made false assumptions about the lawsuit or didn't know anything about it in the beginning of his development.

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