Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 18:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Linux "I was in a coffee shop in Portland, Oregon and happened to spot Linus Torvalds sitting alone at a window table. I asked the creator of the Linux operating system and the Git source code control system if I could join him. Over the next fifteen minutes we talked about programming and programmers." Editor's Note: We've realized it's unclear whether this is a satirical interview or not. We don't know, so YMMV.
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RE[4]: What is the point...
by ebasconp on Thu 27th Sep 2012 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What is the point..."
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

Actually I DO prefer THIS Linus to the real one.

This Linus missed all the arrogance, all bashing to C++, Gnome, and all projects/companies/people that think different than him; and this Linus has a lot of injected humility that I really like.

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RE[5]: What is the point...
by tuma324 on Thu 27th Sep 2012 23:27 in reply to "RE[4]: What is the point..."
tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

nobody cares, fuck off now.

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RE[5]: What is the point...
by tylerdurden on Thu 27th Sep 2012 23:53 in reply to "RE[4]: What is the point..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

You seem to be defining "Arrogance" in terms of other people daring to have a different opinion than yours. If such is the case, then perhaps you may be telling us more about yourself, via projection, than Torvalds's supposed character flaws.

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RE[6]: What is the point...
by ebasconp on Fri 28th Sep 2012 00:25 in reply to "RE[5]: What is the point..."
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Actually I respect his technical achievements a lot (I would have to be a fool to ignore them); I also respect people that thinks different to other people and respect good arguments and discussions (here in OSnews, the good quality level of discussions is amazingly good).

But after reading several comments and quotes that Linus says about technology he does not like; the "arrogant" word is the only one that comes to my mind.

Do you like comments like this one:

http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/c++/linus ?

He blames C++ because he thinks it is horrible, no providing any technical detail. Ok, Linux is nice, is written in C; but a lot of beautiful and huge software is written in C++ (e.g. KDE) and the developers of such software deserve a lot of respect and admiration.

Or this one:

https://mail.gnome.org/archives/usability/2005-December/msg00021.htm...

where Linux bashes Gnome in an aggresive way?

He can dislike anything, but being unrespectful takes a lot of respect towards him away.

Edited 2012-09-28 00:28 UTC

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