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Wired talks about Linus Torvalds.

"Torvalds diplomatically declines to say anything about GNU and Stallman: "That's not a debate I want to get involved in." That's typical Torvalds, according to John "maddog" Hall, who heads a nonprofit advocacy group called Linux International and has been friends with Torvalds since they met at a computer conference in 1994. Hall claims he's seen an angry outburst only once, when a stranger was pestering Torvalds about a technical point while he was drinking a beer with friends. "This is different from some of the other free and open source advocates and project leaders whose anger is legendary," Hall writes in an email."

 (Submitted by Noel Thu Oct 16, 2003 )


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