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NewsForge: Torvalds and OSDL Launch New Image Initiative

Apr 01, 2006, 11:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Faced with former Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn's harsh appraisal of the real reason behind the 'inertia' of Linux in the business world, Linus Torvalds and OSDL have come up with an action plan for rebranding the Linux image and the image of its core developers. They have jointly agreed on the formation of OSDSU, the world's first Open Source Dress for Success University.

"Torvalds himself will teach a course on 'Introductory sandal wearing,' placing particular emphasis on sock selection. 'Color is so important,' Torvalds notes. 'You want both socks to share the same color base, and yet it needs to stand out from the pale flesh of a kernel hacker and show off the sandals to their best advantage...'"

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