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developerWorks: How to Build Your Own Linux Distribution

Jun 07, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Pohlmann)

"Many authors have written about UNIX flavors, delving into the mysteries of scheduling, memory management, multiprocessing and threading, file systems, and the interaction between users and the kernel. The author writing about Linux has an advantage over UNIX authors: The Linux kernel is unlikely to split into competing forks--corporate upheavals notwithstanding--because the GNU Public License (GPL), the existence of a centralized research lab--the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) -- and Linus Torvalds' unassailable position make Linux, luckily, a slow-moving target..."

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