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[7]: What is the point...
by tylerdurden on Fri 28th Sep 2012 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: What is the point..."
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The thing is that Linus has a very successful track record of "shipped" projects, so if you keep trying to make qualitative arguments to emotional appeal you're going to look foolish, because you, as an anonymous unknown quantity simply do not have any authority.

So yeah, you may not agree with his views and opinions, and that is OK. But calling hims "arrogant" because he dares not sharing your point of view, that strikes me, as I said earlier, a bit projective from your part. I think the issue some people have with Linus is that he can not only talk the talk, but walk the walk, and he is aware of that fact. And that seems to not sit well with some people, for some reason.

If you don't like his opinions and/or projects, then do not use them.

Edited 2012-09-28 23:27 UTC

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