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ZDNet: “First among equals” undermines community, says Linus

Ed Burnette reports on the second half of the Torvald’s podcast release by the LF.

“In an interview at the Linux Foundation, Linus Torvalds warned of commercial control of open source. Using Java and OpenSolaris as an example he pointed out that ‘Sun ends up having rights that nobody else has – even if they then act perfectly and they really behave well, just the fact that they have special rights makes people legitimately feel like they are second class citizens.’”

ZDNet: Torvalds: patents “have no real value”

Russell Shaw reports on the patent issues discussed in the second part of the LF’s podcast with Torvalds.

“Wow, Linus Torvalds of Linux fame was really dishing and dealing during a podcast interview released today by the Linux Foundation. Linus said in part about Microsoft: “But they’re perfectly happy to use anything at all as fear, uncertainty and doubt in the marketplace and patents is just one thing where they say, “Hey, isn’t this convenient? We can use this as a PR force.””

InformationWeek: Torvalds Offers Linux Community Advice On Microsoft’s Threats

Charlie Babcock covers the Torvalds podcast that was released this week.

Wired News: Linus Torvalds on Linux

Scott Gilbertson covers the second installation of the Torvald’s podcast released by the LF this week.

“The Linux Foundation has posted the second half of its long and thorough interview with Linux founder Linus Torvalds, part of the Foundation’s “open voices” podcast. While the first part of the interview focused on the Linux development community, this time Torvalds sounds off on everything from patents and innovation to the future of Linux.”

ZDNet: Torvalds criticizes patent trollers, Microsoft, Sun, virtualization craze

Paula Rooney reports on Part 2 of the Torvalds podcast release by the LF today.

“In a second Q&A podcast posted on the Linux Foundation site, Torvalds told his interviewer, LF Executive Director Jim Zemlin, that the patent case against Red Hat and Novell is not surprising because of their stature in the industry. Yet he argues that patents have no value to the large companies they supposedly favor because it only makes them vulnerable to patent trollers –which are likened to rogue states in a cold war.”

ZDNet: Linus dismisses Microsoft patent threat

Dana Blankenhorn blogs on the second installation on the Torvalds podcast released by the LF today.

“In an interview with his boss at the Linux Foundation, Linus Torvalds dismisses the threat Microsoft’s patents pose to open source, calling them ‘a marketing thing.’ His remarks on patents were in the second part of a two-part interview with Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin.”

Computerworld UK: Linus on the Desktop

Glyn Moody reports on Torvalds remarks about Linux on the desktop in his blog.

“A little while back I wrote about an interview with Linus Torvalds conducted by the Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin. Well, that was part one, and part two is now up, both as a podcast and transcript. As with the previous episode, this is full of interesting stuff, particularly about what keeps Linus motivated, why innovation is overrated and the following thoughts on the GNU/Linux desktop.”

The Inquirer: Torvalds says Microsoft is scaremongering about patents

Egan Orion covers Torvalds comments on Microsoft in the second part of his podcast released by the LF today.

IDG: Torvalds: Microsoft is bluffing on patents

Chris Kanaracus reports on Part 2 of the Torvalds podcast released today.

InternetNews: HP Launches Open Source Governance Initiative

Sean Michael Kerner reports on HP’s new FOSSology project and FOSSBazaar community, which are being run in coordination with the Linux Foundation.

“The second effort being launched by HP is the FOSSBazaar effort, which will actually be run as a workgroup within The Linux Foundation. HP has already solicited the participation of Coverity, DLA Piper, Google, Novell, Olliance Group, OpenLogic and SourceForge to join the effort.”

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