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Linus Torvalds: Corporations are good for Linux
Posted on 07/14/2012 4:44:07 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
A tidbit buried within an hour long video: http://youtu.be/MShbP3OpASA
At about 19 minutes, he starts talking about IBM, and how there was a drive to sell Linux. And he goes on to point out how easy to use interfaces just weren't a high priority until the commercial interests came in and did a lot of the boring stuff. They did Q and A. And other things he eludes to but doesn't specifically list.
I point this out because I myself have run into a lot of the total anti-commercial venom from various people over the years, and that doesn't have to be the case. I long gave up arguing the case myself, but this is a point that needs to be heard.
He further touches upon this just after the 30 minute mark, talking about the GPL licence and his "deep disagreements with most of the stuff that comes out of Richard Stallman's mouth".
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This is the video which people may be more familiar with as the 'nvidia middle finger' video. He does this around the 50 minute mark.
posted on 07/14/2012 4:45:08 PM PDT
( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
posted on 07/14/2012 4:48:13 PM PDT
by Red Steel
Linus makes me laugh, sometimes. He's a geek, fer sure.
To: Halfmanhalfamazing; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; ...
posted on 07/16/2012 4:54:12 AM PDT
(Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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Corporations have been good for Linux. Oracle’s “Unbreakable” campaign for Oracle on Linux was a huge success.
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