linus torvalds

This article talks about various methods to roll out your Linux distribution such as simple remaster script in Puppy Linux distribution, LFS or Gentoo Linux. From the article: Inspired by Richard Stallman, whose strategic vision and courage enabled revolutionary change in computer software, later joined by Linus Torvalds and a group of volunteers, created the […]

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This is an interesting documentary video which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf. The film begins in […]

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds, in an interview being made public by the Linux Foundation Tuesday, stressed that version 2 of the GPL (GNU General Public License) still makes the most sense for the Linux kernel over the newer GPL version 3. Among GPL 3 highlights are protections against patent infringement lawsuits and provisions for license […]

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“Dijkstra probably hates me” ~ (in kernel/sched.c) “How should I know if it works? That’s what beta testers are for. I only coded it” ~ (somewhere in a posting) “I’m an idiot.. At least this one [bug] took about 5 minutes to find..” ~ (in response to a bug report) => Read the rest here

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Linux kernel version 2.6.23 has been released and available for download. Linus Torvalds writes: Yeah, it got delayed, not because of any huge issues, but because of various bugfixes trickling in and causing me to reset my “release clock” all the time. But it’s out there now, and hopefully better for the wait.Not a whole […]

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The founder of the Free Software Foundation asks readers whether they will fight for freedom or be too lazy to resist. In an interview he talks about GPL v3 and many other things: The fact that Torvalds says “open source” instead of “free software” shows where he is coming from. I wrote the GNU GPL […]

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