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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Torvalds Talks 2.6.0 and SCO

Jul 10, 2003, 14:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Linus Torvalds is devoting 100% of his time these days to his work on the Linux kernel as the Open Source Development Lab's first fellow. Linux enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting the next version of the Linux kernel (Torvalds hints a beta version could be available this week), which promises more features and enhancements that could further accelerate its use inside of enterprise data centers. In this e-mail interview, Torvalds offers more details about the 2.6 kernel and talks about some of the issues central to the SCO Group's action against IBM Corp. and Linux.

"Upon taking a leave of absence from Transmeta, you were quoted as saying you were 'feeling somewhat guilty' over devoting more time to Linux than your work with the company. How will working for the Open Source Development Lab change or sharpen your focus on Linux?

"Torvalds: The main advantage of moving to OSDL is that I don't have to feel guilty when I'm spending [an] inordinate amount of time on Linux. In fact, since Linux kernel maintenance is my primary job at OSDL, I'd have to feel guilty if I didn't spend my time on it..."

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