[linux-elitists] Linus moves to OSDL

Larry M. Augustin lma@lmaugustin.com
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 (torvalds@transmeta.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 
>see something. 
>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 "torvalds@osdl.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. 
>                        Linus 

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