Re: what's the killer app for GNU/Linux systems?
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On 11/30/06 15:41, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 02:30:54PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> The *real* killer "app" was Linus' decision to develop Linux openly.
> I took a software engineering class where the professor maintained that
> the only notable contribution that Linus Torvalds has made to the
> programming/compsci/compeng world was figuring out how to make it
> possible for hundreds of people to work on the same code base without
> stepping all over each other.
> I'm not sure if I agree with that being his *only* contribution, but it
> sure is a good one nonetheless.
I guess it depends on your definition of "notable". For the longest
time, he never use a vcs, and so *lots* of patches got lost.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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