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Techweb: Is Linus Killing Linux?

Jan 27, 2001, 23:18 (76 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

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"Yet some solution providers, vendors, and industry observers are beginning to question how long one man can steer the evolution of Linux, and whether Torvalds' sole oversight of the kernel, now at version 2.4, is slowing its corporate adoption...."

"'We need a full-time leader and a nonprofit organization that can be funded by IBM, Compaq, and Dell and the [Linux] distributors,' said Hal Davison, owner and president of Davison Consulting, Sarasota, Fla...."

"'I don't believe open source works well for commercial companies because they can't control schedules,' said Michael Cusumano, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management who sits on the board of solution provider NetNumina Solutions. 'Software companies try to have regular development cycles. That's how you build a rhythm for a company.'"

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