Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Interview with Con Olivas

As everyone knows, Ingo's scheduler is now in mainline. Many have been curious as to why CFS made it when SD didn't. This and much more is now explained here, and even though its a one sided account of the events, one cannot but feel that most of it is a truthful representation of what happened. A must read for anyone interested in the kernel, and free software development in general. The great thing about this interview is, perhaps, the braveness and frankness in which Con expresses himself - as well as how he conveys the dog-eat-dog world of kernel hacking.

Perfect read for those days when you get depressed about working for a bespoke company. Free software hacking has its downsides too.

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