Early on the Linux Bandwagon

Date: 2016-01-22 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I've been on the Linux Bandwagon since 1993, while at the same time, working at at least two of the companies currently members in this org.

Bottom line is they expressed to me, as an employee, that Linux was a joke and showed no interest....until it took off and became of significance with the hard work of our community sans these "corporate supporters".

As Linux became more important, they wanted a piece of the the pie....but how to high-jack something founded on open principles? Turn the one integral person into your whore.

Unfortunately, once Linus gave up his independent streak in exchange for income he, and the kernel and trademark he controls, became controlled as well.

In my opinion, the "paying" members are the mob, Matthew is the pimp and you know what that makes Linus.

Thought I'd NEVER see the day that the Cathedral and the Bazaar would fall to the barbarian hoard!
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Member of the Free Software Foundation board of directors. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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