29 Oct 2003 nuncanada   » (Journeyer)

Researching upon Open Source, i found something that seems important to understanding it but is left in the locker room by the linux zealots:


Innovation? New? No, it's just another copy of the same old stuff.

OLD stuff.

Compare program development on Linux with Microsoft Visual Studio or one of the IBM Java/web toolkits. Linux's success may indeed be the single strongest argument for my thesis: The excitement generated by a clone of a decadesold operating system demonstrates the void that the systems software research community has failed to fill.

Besides, Linux's cleverness is not in the software, but in the development model, hardly a triumph of academic CS (especially software engineering) by any measure.

from System Research is Irrelevant by Rob Pike

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