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internetnews.com: Linux Creator: A Little Fragmentation is Good

Feb 02, 2005, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"Linux creator Linus Torvalds defended the open source movement against critics who say that the so-called 'community of communities' should band together or risk ending up like Unix.

"'One of the big strengths of open source is that you have little coupling between these projects,' Torvalds said during an Open Source Development Labs-sponsored Enterprise Linux Summit here this week.

"'If you try to keep everything at the same level--especially with communicating the changes--that takes energy. What I see as a strength of open source is that you have competing projects...'"

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