February 6, 2001
Correcting Linux misconceptions
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes: "As a technical consultant that provides Linux solutions, I am often called on to provide insight or comments in published technology articles about Linux. For example, I was recently asked by a reporter to comment on the development issues of the Linux kernel. She asked if I agreed that it was time to turn Linux kernel development over to a management team because IBM, Intel and others had now invested money in Linux. She also stated that the Linux 2.4 kernel was late in part because Linus Torvalds had a full-time job already. Finally, she asked that while the Open Source development model had worked well so far, couldn't it move faster with a dedicated team pushing it? The story which resulted from her research was published on January 26th on Tech Web, amid serious controversy -- and without the comments I sent to her. Those comments form the basis of this editorial at OS Opinion."