BusinessWeek: No Renegade Group Behind Linux
May 06, 2005, 19:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Cohen)
"Imagine the birth of Linux -- thousands of renegade hackers
coding in the dark in their parents' basement to create the
open-source operating system. You would have to ask yourself: Are
the world's biggest companies wise to build the future of computing
on this basis?
"Thing is, it didn't happen like that, though the urban legend
continues to this day, and I get asked about it all the time. My
job is to run the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) where the
original creator of Linux--Linus Torvalds--works. The myth of the
hacker is just that, a myth..."