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ZDNet: The Linux gospel according to Torvalds

Feb 02, 2000, 21:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato)

"Linus Torvalds kicked off the LinuxWorld trade show here Wednesday with some surprising proclamations:

"Fragmentation of Linux is OK. Commercialism has been good for Linux. The 2.4 Linux kernel is running just a bit behind schedule."

"Torvalds also distinguished between good and bad fragmentation... Good fragmentation, on the other hand, makes it possible for Linux to run in both supercomputers and refrigerators, Torvalds said. "The key is modularity."

"When I started Linux it wasn't really a good product; it was good technology, but commercial interests have been very important in bringing that balance, in making it a good product as well."

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