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    I've heard of Linus, Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth

    Who else are the big names in Linux history, past and present?


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    Re: I've heard of Linus, Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth

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    Re: I've heard of Linus, Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth

    Eric S. Raymond, more known for being an advocate and writer (which is essential, as most of the other developers are quiet)

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    Sabdfl does not rank with Linus and RMS. ESR is fairly high up there though. Sabdfl's a businessman. The others are proper hackers.

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    Re: I've heard of Linus, Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth

    Quote Originally Posted by LaRoza View Post
    Eric S. Raymond, more known for being an advocate and writer (which is essential, as most of the other developers are quiet)
    ESR, Linus and RMS are the big three, although Linus would never give himself that much credit.

    ESR is also known for being a gun nut. Just ask him.

    @Sealbhach: You should track down the 2001 documentary Revolution OS ... at ... um .... er .... wherever those might be found online. (I wouldn't know myself, of course. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by macogw View Post
    Sabdfl does not rank with Linus and RMS. ESR is fairly high up there though. Sabdfl's a businessman. The others are proper hackers.
    Shuttleworth may be a businessman, but much like Jobs and some of the other original Homebrew guys back in the 1970s, Shuttleworth is a businessman whose computer business (Thawte) started in his parents' garage, with him doing the coding himself. And Shuttleworth was a Debian developer, so it's not like he's Michael Robertson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foster Grant View Post
    ESR, Linus and RMS are the big three, although Linus would never give himself that much credit.

    ESR is also known for being a gun nut. Just ask him.

    @Sealbhach: You should track down the 2001 documentary Revolution OS ... at ... um .... er .... wherever those might be found online. (I wouldn't know myself, of course. )
    I have a copy of RevolutionOS, its 378.6 MB. ill send it to you if i can...

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    Douglas McIlroy, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie should be mentioned. They were the ATT employees that developed UNIX way back before most of us were born.

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    Re: I've heard of Linus, Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin11951 View Post
    I have a copy of RevolutionOS, its 378.6 MB. ill send it to you if i can...
    Thanks, that's very kind of you but I'll do a little searching for it.

    How about that Tannenbaum guy, I saw him mentioned on a Youtube history of Linux. He developed Minix, I think.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealbhach View Post
    How about that Tannenbaum guy, I saw him mentioned on a Youtube history of Linux. He developed Minix, I think.
    Google Groups has some archives of a famous usenet flamewar between he and Linus. Worth reading.

    He's not a contributor to GNU/Linux, but he certainly figures prominently in the history. More as an antagonist than anything else, though.
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