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SubjectRe: Nvidia and its choice to read the GPL "differently"
On Fri, 2003-01-10 at 21:17, Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 09:13:22PM -0500, Rob Wilkens wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-01-10 at 21:07, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 08:58:44PM -0500, Rob Wilkens wrote:
> > > > If I had been familiar with UNIX
> > > > at the time I had those books, I might've written ROBIX ...
> > >
> > > If I had ham, I could make ham and eggs, if I had some eggs.
> >
> > Precisely my point.. If I had ham, and If I had eggs, I knew (and know)
> > enough to make ham and eggs. Or whatever it was we were talking about.
> You missed my point. Which was: you said you could have done what Linus
> has done if only you had the knowledge, timing, and leadership skills.
> I was pointing out that that is a lot of "if onlys".
I never said any of that, I simply said (in the above quoted message)
that I could make ham and eggs).

I'm not interested in getting into a pissing contest with linux
torvalds, even he claims he doesn't have leadership skills (read his
biography), and I'm not claiming to either. His programming skills are
questionable, because if they were so good then I shouldn't be seeing
hundreds of [PATCH] messages coming through every day.

By the way, on the topic of my operating systems knowledge, I should
comment that I later in life became a professional operating systems
developer working on real-time UNIX operating systems kernel, library,
and user-level code development.

I'm not working now, but that is due to health issues.


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