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ZDNet UK: Marcelo Tosatti: Big Business and the Future of Linux

Jul 11, 2002, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

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"In an interview with ZDNet UK, Tosatti talked about his daily job of applying kernel patches from all around the Internet, the way ahead for Linux and his US visa problems.

"Q: Are things much more difficult for you as a programmer now that you're maintaining the kernel?

"A: It was much, much easier (before). Because before I could say, oh, I want to do this, or I have to do this. I could work on one area (of the kernel). Now I receive one page which touches VM, and then the next page which I read two minutes later touches on ACPI, and the next page touches on drivers. So I can't really have a mindset any more, because I have to work on so many different things. It's very difficult..."

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