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osOpinion: Time for Linux to Grow Up

Feb 01, 2001, 08:26 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Hires)

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"I think that the kernel is going into uncharted territory. It's going away from bug fixes and minor improvements to major changes and major improvements. I think the development model for this needs a little more leadership and centralization...."

"Big companies like IBM and Sun are taking notice of "the Hacker's Hobby" and are looking for it to do great things. There are people who are worried that Big Blue is trying to take Linux over."

"You really can't do that with an open source operating system, but what the big companies are doing is taking a casual, informal approach to development and making it professional."

"I think that the main developers of the kernel (and other open source software) should realize this trend, and begin working on it in a more professional way."

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