osOpinion: Correcting Linux Misconceptions; What Didn't Make it into "Is Linus Killing Linux?"
Feb 05, 2001, 23:56 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anthony Awtrey)
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"As a technical consultant that provides Linux solutions, I am
often called on to provide insight or comments in published
technology articles about Linux. For example, I was recently
asked by a reporter to comment on the development issues of the
Linux kernel. She asked if I agreed that it was time to turn Linux
kernel development over to a management team because IBM, Intel and
others had now invested money in Linux."
"She also stated that the Linux 2.4 kernel was late in part
because Linus Torvalds had a full-time job already. Finally, she
asked that while the Open Source development model had worked well
so far, couldn't it move faster with a dedicated team pushing
"The story which resulted from her research was published on
January 26th on Tech Web, amid serious controversy -- and without
the comments I sent to her. Those comments form the basis of this
editorial. The leading nature of the questions she asked
betray a number of assumptions she has about Linux. Since she
didn't see fit to include my rejection of her assumptions in her
article, I'd like to correct those misconceptions here."