So let's just accept that Linux geeks land on all points of the political spectrum and take a look at the personal politics and styles of the two godfathers of the open source movement: Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman.Read more »
«...That statement packages several questionable assumptions:
1. That the only motive for developing free software is ideological.
2. That innovation in software requires a lot of funding.
3. That the only way to fund software research is through proprietary software.
4. That innovation is more important than freedom.Read more »
«... In a math department, anyone would be free to tinker with a proof that someone offered. If you thought you had a better way to prove a theorem, you could take what someone else did and change it. In a classics department, if you believed a colleague's translation of a recently discovered text was flawed, you were free to improve it.Read more »
Interview with Linus Torvalds, during linux.conf.au-conference visit. Questions related to Linux development, ZFS, Git and also window managers. Before, Linus openly did not like GNOME, but he was disappointed with KDE 4.0 and moved to GNOME.Read more »
Want to know what happens if you suggest a way to fix Linux that might solve a major difficulty, but also introduce new problems? To quote Linus Torvalds: " I laugh in your face!"Read more »
At the 2009 linux.conf.au Penguin Dinner, Bdale Garbee "agreed" to shave his beard if enough funds were pledged toward the cause of protecting the Tasmanian Devil from extinction. On January 22, Linus Torvalds did the honors. Something between AU$35,000 and $40,000 was raised through this effort.Read more »
"...The Tridgell effect is what happens in the development community as the result of developers who are motivated by primarily by freedom. It might be summarized by the phrase: ..."Read more »
"25 years after Stallman first set the GNU project in motion, what have these ideals achieved, and what can we do to ensure the future of free software? Linux Format spoke to him to find out..."Read more »
"Lead kernel developer Linus Torvalds announced the official release of Linux 2.6.28 on Wednesday. The new version introduces some noteworthy changes that will put the kernel in a strong position for growth and advancement in the coming year..."Read more »
"Since the release of GPLv3, technology pundits have been opining about how adoption is unlikely, usually citing Linux's still-GPLv2 status as (often their only) example. Even though I'm a pro-GPLv3 (and, specifically, pro-AGPLv3) advocate, I have never been troubled by slow adoption, as long as it remained on a linear upswing from release day onward (which it has)..."Read more »
"Interesting commentary from Linux kernel founder Linus Torvalds a few weeks ago in an interview on Simple Talk. He covers areas including microkernels vs. monolithic kernels..."Read more »
Andrew Tanenbaum: «...A microkernel is much better engineered and is more modular and easier to understand. Monolithic kernels are still too big and unreliable. My metric is the TV set. The system should run for 10 years with a total of zero failures for 99.9% of the users...»Read more »