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Nando Times/LA Times: An interview with Linux creator Linus Torvalds

Dec 09, 1999, 07:04 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"Q: How much time do you spend on Linux now?"

"A: A lot of time. I tend to work fairly long hours. Just reading e-mail basically takes three hours a day. I mean that's just reading e-mail. And then, if you actually want to do something about that e-mail, then the time is just unbounded!"

"Q: Will you always be involved in Linux?"

"A: It's been an intensely satisfying experience. It's been satisfying on a technical level, but it's also been satisfying on the personal level, just feeling that you accomplished something and being part of a community. But I probably won't work on Linux forever. Especially now, it's clear even to outsiders that it's much, much larger than this one person. ... These days it's clear that people are getting much more comfortable and at some point, who knows, five, 10 years from now. ... It's just clear that I don't have that much to bring to the table anymore."

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