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Re: [gNewSense-users] Email address for Linus Torvalds?

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Email address for Linus Torvalds?
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 21:55:35 -0400
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Josh Martens wrote:
> Ha good luck, Linus knows exactly what he's doing, he's got an ego the size 
> of a mountain.

I don't really think so.

> He doesn't seem to agree with the ideals of GNU, and stupidyl calls himself 
> apolitical, which means taking a political stance against GNU 
> type idealists.

Basically right.

> The only reason he does Free software is because it worked out for him and 
> made him a lot of money, if that hadn't happened he would have no
> problem writing proprietary software.

I believe he did write proprietary software at Transmeta, which was well
into Linux development.  That said, while he doesn't believe in free
software, he has nonetheless made a great contribution to it.  Also, I
don't see how he could possibly have had a profit motivation in starting

Matt Flaschen

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