Re: The project
According to Hamish Moffatt:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 1999 at 05:50:00PM -0500, Steve Price wrote:
> > Linux has a sex appeal that BSD doesn't. Many of the "newer,
> > intell..." have an easier time equating themselves with Linus
> > (and some want to be just like him), but few see themselves
> > hanging out with a 50+ year old hippy with a gray beard that
> > talks of PDP-11s with great remiss. I'm 31 so I'm probably
> At the same time, I think it's worth noting that Linux has
> the technical substance behind the "sex appeal", unlike Microsoft products.
Well said. Unix has generally been seen as a techie's
haven and scared folks off. From what I understand about
GNOME, it will isolate the creative && not technical users
from the nuts and bolts. Apple has done this for years.
> > pretty middle of the road here and though I think what Linus
> > has done is great I know he didn't do it alone. He tends to
> > get the lionshare of the credit though. Just as Jordan is the
> That's true, there are a lot of people who've worked on Linux who don't
> get the credit Linus does. Alan Cox, among others. Cox and others are
> the managers of major subsystems like networking and SCSI.
Yes, and the same goes for the rest of us who are more
interested in producing a good end result, or contributing
to it than baking in the limelight.
((Parenthetically, what's just happened to `John-John' says
it all: life is fleeting; fame is a whisper. So--))
> > Sounds like a plan. Who's going to school me on the finer side
> > .deb building? I'm reading the stuff on the webpages and sucking
> Well we have approximately 3000 examples now :-) I've done quite a lot
> of small to medium sized packages so I'll help wherever I can.
FWIW, I'm ftp'ing glibc now. Porting is my life; at least
professionally. So gotta see how hard it is to port over.
I ported it (or parts) to my SunOS a few years ago just to
see how it was put together.
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