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Author Topic: Interesting interview w/ GNU/Linux kernel creator Linux Torvalds  (Read 1496 times)

zridling

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Interesting interview w/ GNU/Linux kernel creator Linux Torvalds
« on: February 04, 2008, 02:17:11 AM »
Available by both transcript and podcast, Linus Torvalds, creator of the GNU/Linux OS kernel, does a lot of interviews, but this one is exceptional because it reveals his humility, frustrations with corporations and patent trolls, why you don't need to code perfectly, but you'd better be ready to improve it as soon as you've written it, and examples of how when companies get too big, they can't code anymore because no one knows what the other is doing (Sun Micro became a victim of this). He freely gives interviews (it seems), but if you're not familiar with him, this is the interview to read.

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I have a policy that he who does the code gets to decide, which basically boils down to there’s a – it’s very easy to complain and talk about issues and it’s also easy for me to say, 'You should solve it this way.'...But at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is actual code and the technology itself and the people who are not willing to step up and write that code, they can comment on it and they can say it should be done this way or that way or they won’t, but in the end their voice doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is code.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2008, 02:19:30 AM by zridling »