[linux-elitists] Linus moves to OSDL
Larry M. Augustin
Mon Jun 16 22:06:45 PDT 2003
This was just posted on lkml. I'm very pleased that we were able to create
a place where Linus will be able to work full time on the kernel.
>From: Linus Torvalds (email@example.com)
>Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 07:35:09 EEST
>Ok, I waited too long for 2.5.71, so here's a more timely 2.5.72
>It's extra timely largely because the hash list poisoning found some
>problems in the RPC code, making NFS break. Trond found and fixed the
>breakage, so 2.5.72 should work fine in an NFS environment too. Let's
>see if the list poisoning shows any other dodgy list users. Knock wood.
>Also, Arnaldo has cleaned up a lot of the networking code to use the
>generic hash lists, instead of the old ad-hoc net-specific list walking
>code. That code has been tested pretty well, but please holler if you
>Changelog for other details appended.
>The other big news - well, for me personally, anyway - is that I've
>decided to take a leave-of-absense after 6+ years at Transmeta to
>actually work full-time on the kernel.
>Transmeta has always been very good at letting me spend even an
>inordinate amount of time on Linux, but as a result I've been feeling a
>little guilty at just how little "real work" I got done lately. To fix
>that, I'll instead be working at OSDL, finally actually doing Linux as
>my main job.
>[ I do not expect a huge amount of change as a result, testament to just
> /how/ freely Transmeta has let me do Linux work. My email address will
> change to "firstname.lastname@example.org" effective July 1st, but everybody is
> trying to make the transfer as smooth as possible, so we'll make sure
> that there will be sufficient address overlap etc to not cause any
> problems ]
>OSDL and Transmeta will have a joint official (read: "boring". You
>should have seen the bio - that didn't make it - that I suggested for
>myself for it ;) press-release about this tomorrow morning, but I just
>wanted to say thanks to Transmeta. It has been a special place to work
>for, and hello to OSDL that I hope will be the same.
>Snif. I'm actually all teary-eyed.
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