Linux Heroen im Gespräch
»Applikationen sind nur Testfälle für den Kernel.«
Andrew Morton, Maintainer des neuen Linux-Kernels 2.6, im Interview mit Computerworld Australien.
Linus Torvalds im Gespräch mit CRN über den SCO vs- Linux-Streit über angeblich abgekupferten Code im Kernel: »I am personally convinced that exactly because we are so open we can follow the code through any time. If something bad happens, you have the trail, you can see who did it, what happened, how did it get here, which is actually not that common in proprietary systems. It is actually much harder, usually, to see that in other systems just because you can`t go through the main list archives. That in itself says if something bad happens we can stop it. We can go and look at what was going on. […] But I mean it was clear that in the U.S.-business kind of climate [that] once enough money is involved, lawsuits will happen. This is not an `if,` this is a `when` question. And most lawsuits are resolved. This one has gotten a lot of press because Linux finally got big enough that people decided we can make money more easily by suing somebody than by using Linux. In the end, SCO is not a very surprising [company to bring a lawsuit]. Their business was zero and it was shrinking.«