Re: [ZDNet] Late and slowed by feature creep, it's ... Linux?

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Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 19:27:26 PDT

I think the best thing about this is that, though Linus may set dates, he
will not release a kernel just because it's the goal date. If there are
problems with memory leaks or something like that, it doesn't go. Nothin
wrong with that from where I'm sitting.

On Thu, 4 May 2000, Robert S. Thau wrote:

> Adam L. Beberg writes:
> > [Linux loses another pedestal to stand on in the "we're better then
> > Windows" battle. It's getting harder and harder to tell them apart, and
> > it's not becasue Windows is becoming more Linux-like. Old bits to those
> > watching, but this is the first I've seen the delays reported. Where is
> > my quake III for EROS? The quake secuity hole story is below this one.]
> Actually, this is pointing up one of the key differences between
> open-source projects and commercial outfits --- the open-source stuff
> ships when it's ready, not on some date predetermined by the marketing
> department.
> There were "delay" stories for the 2.2 kernels as well, and there
> would have been for earlier releases if anyone in the press was paying
> attention.
> rst

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