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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- "Linus is just pissed at his own irreleva

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- "Linus is just pissed at his own irrelevance"
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:16:30 +0200
(a comment regarding "Torvalds' comments on GPLv3 committees refuted")

Re:Linus is just pissed at his own irrelevance (Score:0)
By Anonymous Reader on 2006.08.06 4:02 (#129508)
Don't confuse "Fame" with "Relevance".

Torvalds would be nobody if not for the work of Stallman. Stallman is to
FOSS what Malmsteen is to rock guitar. Others may come along and get the
fame and fortune, but if it weren't for his influence, they would have
never got into it to begin with.

What this really comes down to is that Torvalds doesn't understand the
meaning of the GPL, be it version 2 or 3. He knows what he wants, which
is free contributions ot his nest egg. This lack of understanmding has
been shown time and time again through his own actions. One major
example was the use of BitKeeper being forced upon the actual kernel
developers by glory hog Torvalds.

When it comes donw to it, Torvalds did nothing more than make a free
working kernel before anyone else did. (Sans BSD which was in legal
limbo at the time). Since then, Linux has been the baby of the community
and companies with interest in cutting thier own development costs using
community driven code. Torvalds has been more than willing to sit in the
captain's chair while others plot the course and steer the ship. All the
while making absurd proclamations that come more from his ego rather
than his brain.

It's this ego trip that has made him both famous and irrelevant.


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