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.