Linus Torvalds Quotes

Linus Torvalds Quotes: C++ is a horrible language. It's made more horrible by the fact that a lot of substandard programmers use it, to the point where it's much much easier to generate total and utter crap with it.
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Linus Torvalds Quote: Language is one of the fundamental principles of human understanding. It is the way we interact with each other and how we grasp the world we live in. Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.
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Quotes about Linus Torvalds: The Linux kernel is under the GPL version 2. Not anything else. Some individual files are licensable under v3, but not the kernel in general. And quite frankly, I don't see that changing. I think it's insane to require people to make their private signing keys available, for example. I wouldn't do it. So I don't think the GPL v3 conversion is going to happen for the kernel, since I personally don't want to convert any of my code. You think v2 or later is the default. It's not. The _default_ is to not allow conversion. Conversion isn't going to happen.
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Quote about Linus Torvalds: C++ is in that inconvenient spot where it doesn't help make things simple enough to be truly usable for prototyping or simple GUI programming, and yet isn't the lean system programming language that C is that actively encourages you to use simple and direct constructs.
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Linus Torvalds Sayings: I don't go to conferences quite as much as I used to: having a child and movin away from the university leaves me with less time, but I've tried to balance things out - not just spending time with Linux all the time, but having a real job and a real life at the same time.
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Linus Torvalds Saying: Backups are for wimps. Real men upload their data to an FTP site and have everyone else mirror it.
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Sayings about Linus Torvalds: So I would not be surprised if the globbing libraries, for example, will do NFD-mangling in order to glob
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Saying about Linus Torvalds: Bill Gates really seems to be much more of a business man than a technologist, while I prefer to think of Linux in technical terms rather than as a means to money. As such, I'm not very likely to make the same kind of money that Bill made.
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Linus Torvalds Quotes: With software, you really can replicate and do a lot of very real and active development in parallel, and actually try it out and see what works.
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Linus Torvalds Quote: I've been employed by the University of Helsinki, and that has been paying my bills. Obviously a ''real job'' pays better than most universities will pay, but I've been very happy with this arrangement I get to do whatever I want, and I have no commercial pressures whatsoever doing this.
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Quotes about Linus Torvalds: I think the term
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Quote about Linus Torvalds: A lot of people want to have market share numbers, lots of users, because that's how they view their self worth. For me, one of the most important things for Linux is having a big community that is actively testing new kernels; it's the only way to support the absolute insane amount of different hardware we deal with.
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Linus Torvalds Sayings: I'd like to point out that I don't think that there is anything fundamentally superior in the GPL as compared to the BSD license, for example. But the GPL is what I want to program with, because unlike the BSD license it guarantees that anybody who works on the project in the future will also contribute their changes back to the community.
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Linus Torvalds Saying: Talk is cheap. Show me the code.
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Sayings about Linus Torvalds: A consumer doesn't take anything away: he doesn't actually consume anything. Giving the same thing to a thousand consumers is not really any more expensive than giving it to just one.
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Saying about Linus Torvalds: To be honest, the fact that people trust you gives you a lot of power over people. Having another person's trust is more powerful than all other management techniques put together.
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Linus Torvalds Quotes: Artists usually don't make all that much money, and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the money rather than due to it.
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Linus Torvalds Quote: I've felt strongly that the advantage of Linux is that it doesn't have a niche or any special market, but that different individuals and companies end up pushing it in the direction they want, and as such you end up with something that is pretty balanced across the board.
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