"Geert Uytterhoeven is like a little Linux supplier in and of
himself. He has a number of downloads available from his own Web
site and his contributions can be traced through conversations in
the kernel archive page with hacker greats like Alan Cox and
occasionally even with Linus Torvalds himself...."
"The 2.4.0-test releases received a lot of testing. So far it
worked fine on all machines I installed it on. I'm particularly
happy that we got integrated most of the m68k (Amiga, Atari, Mac,
Sun-3, ...) port. As you probably know, Linux/m68k was the first
port of Linux to a non-Intel platform (yes, it's even older than
the Alpha port). I find it a pity that the PPC port updates didn't
make it in 2.4.0. But this will be solved in 2.4.1. Sometimes it's
just very hard to get your stuff integrated in Linus' tree."
"Each of his emails bears the same tag in which he quotes
Torvalds: "In personal conversations with technical people, I call
myself a hacker. But when I'm talking to journalists, I just say
'programmer' or something like that." But if Uytterhoeven can help
it, the future will bring change. If the popularity of Open Source
is indeed directly proportionate to the popularity of the hacker
ethic, the public will certainly become more familiar with its true
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