osOpinion: Time for Linux to Grow Up
Feb 01, 2001, 08:26 (28 Talkback[s])
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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
"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."