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Personal Politics of Stallman and Torvalds

http://jdeeth.blogspot.com

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.

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Linus Torvalds has released Linux kernel 2.6.29

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It's out there now, or at least in the process of getting mirrored out.

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Why Freedom Matters

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«...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.

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Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig (99 of 108)

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«... 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.

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Interview with Torvalds, which moved to GNOME from KDE

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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.

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Linus Torvalds on regression, laziness and having his code rejected

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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!"

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Beardless Bdale

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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.

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The Tridgell Effect

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"...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: ..."

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Why “open source” misses the point of Free Software

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"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..."

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First look: Linux kernel 2.6.28 officially released

http://arstechnica.com

"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..."

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GPLv3/AGPLv3 Adoption: If It Happened Too Fast, I'd Be Worried

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"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)..."

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Torvalds: Fed up with the 'security circus'

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

Creator of the Linux kernel explains why he finds security people to be so anathema.

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Linus on microkernels vs. monolithic kernels

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"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..."

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Andrew Tanenbaum, Creator of MINIX on microkernels vs. monolithic kernels

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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...»

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You keep using that phrase "operating system"...

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"I do not think it means what you think it means..." -- From Balzac's blog

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