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

[ Thanks to PDAJames
for this link. ]

“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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