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GNU/Linux naming controversy - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"The GNU/Linux naming controversy is a dispute among members of the free and open source software community relating to the normative branding of the computer operating systems commonly referred to as Linux.

GNU/Linux is the term promoted by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), its founder Richard Stallman, and its supporters, for operating systems that include GNU software and the Linux kernel.[1] The FSF argues for the term GNU/Linux because GNU was a longstanding project to develop a free operating system, of which the kernel was the last missing piece..."

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Torvalds breaks down Linux

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Linux development is more like a social network built on trusted relationships and less like a democratic community of individuals dedicated to a single development process, according to Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

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Torvalds sticking to his GPL2 guns

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Linux creator Linux Torvalds says that the GPL2 (GNU General Public License) is still the best licensing option for the Linux Kernel. Torvalds has consistently rejected the GPL version 3 licensing scheme, released last year by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), for the Linux Kernel.

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Linus Says It's In Our DNA

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Simon Willison has picked up a nice quotation from Linus he made a few years back, but what really interests me are some other things he said in the same post

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Why Linus Isn't "Competing"

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The recent interview with Linus Torvalds cemented a number of things I've believed about Linux for a while now. Linux isn't an OS, or even a kernel: it's an embodiment of a design philosophy. One aspect of that philosophy could be described as "ignore the competition."

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Moving from Subversion to Git for revision control

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"I’ve been using Subversion for version control for the last couple of years. It’s a lot nicer than cvs and I was quite happy with it. Then last week Olivier pointed me towards a presentation by Linus Torvalds about Git. The talk got me interested in trying out Git and I started playing around with it..."

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Linus Torvalds on Open Source: 'A Much Better Way to Do Things'

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"Linux really wouldn't have gone anywhere interesting at all if it hadn't been released as an open source product. I also think that the change to the GPLv2 from my original 'no money' license was important, because the commercial interests were actually very important from the beginning.

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Ten Funny Quotes By Linus Torvalds

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"How should I know if it works? That's what beta testers are for. I only coded it"

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Torvalds dubs security people "insane"

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UBER geek Linus Torvalds is on track to win this year's Dr Spinola cudmugeon of the year award after dubbing people who disagreed with him as "wanking around".

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Torvalds irate over Linux Smack

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Linus Torvalds has launched a blistering attack on security programmers who object to adding the Smack application to the upcoming 2.6.24 Linux kernel.
In an often heated exchange, Torvalds accused security programmers of being too concerned with theoretical problems and not enough with practical applications.

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Linux and its identity crisis

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If you've been following the current rift in the Linux community between Linus Torvalds and his minions squaring off against Con Kolivas and the mainstream Linux fanatics, you probably know that it's getting quite heated.

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Reflections on the Revolution

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Revolutions are often thought of as loud, lenthy and noisy affairs. They are also perceived as an event where one could, if passionately engaged, suffer major tissue trauma. Many in revolutionary fevor have taken it as far as to assume room temperature for their troubles.

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How Linus copes with criticism

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So, you want to be a kernel hacker. Before you go down that path, or get involved with any other free or open source development project, you should know that it's often a wild, raucous place where -- no matter what level of coding skill you possess -- your tolerance for criticism or rejection might constantly be tested. Even Linus Torvalds isn't immune to criticism.

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Linus Torvalds talks future of Linux

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Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, has, along with others like Richard Stallman, literally changed the world of software forever.

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LinusTorvalds: I Have Never Really Talked To Microsoft!

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The father of Linux has replied to the questions you always wanted to ask.

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