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Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value

From: Peter
Subject: Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 09:12:04 +1300
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Edwin wrote:

> Linux has outgrown Linus anyway.   It's time to stop making a little
> tin god out of him.   He's had his 15 minute of fame already.
How come he is still on top then?

His fame is just beginning and will be lifelong.

If anyone does not like the way Linux is going, they are at liberty to
'fork' Linux using the existing code base and compete with Linux (but
cannot commercialise their fork).  There is no sign of this happening any
time now.

The nearest competing thing to Linux in the Open Source world is the HURD
development.  While this alternative operating system is in theory more
elegant than Linux, there seem to be many practical difficulties to

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