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"Software patents are a huge potential threat to the ability of people to work together on open source. Making it easier for companies and communities that have patents to make those patents available in a common pool for people to use is one way to try to help developers deal with the threat." Linus Torvalds
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"Software is like sex: it's better when it's free." Linus Torvalds
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"Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done" Linus Torvalds
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"Often your 'fixes' are actually removing capabilities that you had, because they were 'too confusing to the user'. GNOME seems to be developed by interface Nazis, where consistently the excuse for not doing something is not 'it's too complicated to do', but 'it would confuse users'." Linus Torvalds
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"Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems." Linus Torvalds
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"My name is Linus, and I am your God." Linus Torvalds
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"The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'. Oops. Wrong One. 'Do it yourself'. Yes, that's it." Linus Torvalds
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"It just makes it even harder for people to even approach the (open source) side, when they then end up having to worry about ... public humiliation." Linus Torvalds
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"It's not really about Linux vs. Microsoft, it's about something you really, really have fun with and lets others have fun as well." Linus Torvalds
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"The Linux kernel is under the GPL version 2. Not anything else. Some individual files are licensable under v3, but not the kernel in general. And quite frankly, I don't see that changing. I think it's insane to require people to make their private signing keys available, for example. I wouldn't do it. So I don't think the GPL v3 conversion is going to happen for the kernel, since I personally don't want to convert any of my code. You think v2 or later is the default. It's not. The _default_ is to not allow conversion. Conversion isn't going to happen." Linus Torvalds
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"The primary issue is just to make people comfortable with Linux." Linus Torvalds
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"I also don't necessarily like DRM myself. But…I'm an 'Oppenheimer,' and I refuse to play politics with Linux, and I think you can use Linux for whatever you want to–which very much includes things I don't necessarily personally approve of." Linus Torvalds
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"Conversion isn't going to happen. I don't think the GPL v3 conversion is going to happen for the kernel, since I personally don't want to convert any of my code." Linus Torvalds
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"When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows," people just stare at you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, for free."" Linus Torvalds
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"Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had." Linus Torvalds
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"I was going to start with a lawyer joke, but I'm told it was already done yesterday," Linus Torvalds
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"I don't use GNOME, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do. I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE." Linus Torvalds
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"didn't really think there was that much tension between the commercial side and the technical side of Linux." Linus Torvalds
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"I think a lot of people may find that the GPLv3 'anti-DRM' measures aren't all that wonderful after all. Digital signatures and cryptography aren't just 'bad DRM.' They very much are 'good security' too." Linus Torvalds
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"The Linux kernel is under the GPL version 2. Not anything else. Some individual files are licensable under v3, but not the kernel in general. And quite frankly, I don't see that changing." Linus Torvalds
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"It probably was just a mistake on the part of some headhunter who just didn't know who (Raymond) was. It just makes it even harder for people to even approach the other side, when they then end up having to worry about public humiliation." Linus Torvalds
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