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LinuxWorld: Torvalds: "I'll Be Really Happy If Sun Ends Up Being A Good Open-Source Player"

Nov 22, 2004, 15:15 (8 Talkback[s])

"Speaking at Sun's event last week to launch Solaris 10, Sun's president and COO Jonathan Schwartz again took the opportunity of rubbing the Linux community up the wrong way.

"Alluding to Eric S. Raymond's 'The Cathedral and the Bazaar,' in which Raymond sets out the advantages of open-source development, Schwartz claimed that--while the Java Community Process has, as he put it, '900 participants out there who are happy'--the Linux world is altogether less harmonious. Some see Linus Torvalds as a barrier to getting their proposed changes in to the mainstream Linux kernel, Schwartz insisted..."

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