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 falemagn on Sat 11th Aug 2007 06:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Missing the boat"
falemagn
Member since:
2005-07-06

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


I'd say it's rather been a symbiosis.

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RE[4]: Missing the boat
by Kishe on Sat 11th Aug 2007 10:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Missing the boat"
Kishe Member since:
2006-02-16

Yeh, GNU needed Linux as much as Linux needed GNU.

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RE[5]: Missing the boat
by hobgoblin on Sat 11th Aug 2007 13:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Missing the boat"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

yep, for at that point they had the tools but no kernel to run them on. BSD was in litigation hell iirc, and hurd was nowhere to be seen (see linus's comment on that in his first linux announcement. something about it could be here tomorrow, or it could be here in 10 years iirc).

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