Linus Torvalds talks about Software Development

Linus is one of the most respected Open Source Development Leaders.  His leadership has made the Linux Kernel as popular and successful as it is today.  So when one of the writes over at HP.com got a chance to talk to him he spent time trying to get his top points on software development.  There are lots of good tips about Open Source Development.  A great point he makes in the article is that listening to your users is the most important thing.  He also talks about how you shouldn't expect to open source something and see a line at your door to help code it.

 

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.