NewsForge: OSCON Highlights New Kind of Community, Componentized Linux, and GNOME Desktop
Aug 01, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Talk of a new type of software development community that
spills into more traditional communities such as towns, churches
and country clubs was matched with a new kind of pick-and-choose,
componentized Linux distribution, and renewed efforts to push Gnome
to desktop success at OSCON's second to last day.
"Open source innovator and HP Linux CTO Bdale Garbee, while
defining 'community' and 'development,' noted how interesting it is
that the dictionary definition of development now includes the
process of creating software. Garbee, a former Debian project
leader and Unix pro, sang the praises of amateurs and asked whether
anyone could have predicted the results of a side-activity project
from a guy named Linus Torvalds..."