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OLinux.com.br: [Interview with Alan Cox]

Aug 28, 2000, 13:41 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Olinux: How is your personal relation with Linux Torvalds? Did he ever invite you to join Transmeta? What do you think about Transmeta Crusoe chip?

Alan Cox: Actually I don't know Linus that well. I guess its more of a working relationship than anything else. Transmeta people have tried to get me to work for them but I'm not keen to work on what is effectively proprietary software in their CPU core. Not letting people program the CPU to emulate anything they want really is locking out a lot of potential clever usage like building a virtualisable 80x86."

"Olinux: Can you describe how kernel.org is organized? How the workflow is manage and the meeting and decisions making process?

Alan Cox: People send me stuff, I put it together and test it a lot, when I think a new 2.2 is ready I send it to Linus who then reviews the code to see if there are problems or changes he doesnt like. That sometimes catches bugs everyone else misses."

"Olinux: Are there any news about kernel 2.4 release?

Alan Cox: Right now Im working on 2.2 stuff and Red Hat Pinstripe beta work. I am not currently following 2.4 in detail. Its getting there - slowly but surely. It would be nice if it was finished by now but alas it isnt."

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