Re: what's the killer app for GNU/Linux systems?
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- Subject: Re: what's the killer app for GNU/Linux systems?
- From: Ron Johnson <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 20:30:58 -0600
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On 11/30/06 16:29, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 16:07:36 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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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.
> He redeemed himself, though, when he decided to start using Bitkeeper,
Unfortunately, "finally using a vcs in the 21st century" is *not* a
notable contribution to the world of software engineering.
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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