Is Linux For Losers? II
June 17, 2005 1 Comment
One more comment about this article. Here is another quote from the article:
There's also a difference in motivation. “Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft. We do what we do because we love Unix,” De Raadt says.
I don't know where this perception came from. I know I don't hate Microsoft and talking to many Open Source people, they don't either. Of course some do, but I don't think it's a majority and you can find some people that hate any corporation that huge. Now, a lot of OSS people do think that Windows is insecure/unstable and that Microsoft has pulled some extremely shady and flat out illegal business practices, but that is not hate. The reality is that Linus didn't start Linux to get away from Microsoft. He started it to have a open and gratis Unix (In this case Minix) clone. Going head to head with Microsoft didn't come until years later and just wasn't part of the culture when the community started to form.