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NE Online: "On Being Linus"

Apr 27, 2001, 21:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Naoki Asami)

Here's a five page interview with Linus Torvalds, covering a little of everything: from the genesis of Linux as free software, to opening the source to Transmeta's code morphing language, to the future of Open Source software: "The future won't be all Open Source. That's clear. I think it's going to be one accepted way of doing things, and it will take over in certain niches, especially in niche markets where you don't have a lot of economics of scale. I mean developing software is really expensive. It is only cheap to copy. So if you want to make money on software, you have to sell millions and millions. That's obviously what Microsoft does."

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