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I think that's a fairly good description of Linus' role in Linux kernel development, at least as I see it from the periphery.
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Here in alt.folklore.computers, are still actively used in some places. My current workplace still uses both, for example, as does the airline I used to work...
One method he's been using is the handing off of older versions (the 2.2 and 2.4 kernels, for example) so other people can manage those.
Can you elaborate? Linus seems (to me) to be more intersted in the technical direction of the kernel than anything else, and he seems quite able to remain detached and pragmatic when people try to toss sensationalistic interview questions his way.
Open source is a distribution methodology, not a development methodology.
Various projects which are open source use *very* different development methodologies. Some are a single person, some are an extremely tight core with a few trusted people (like the FreeBSD folks), and some are highly decentralized and might even have multiple similar projects going on in parallel (like the Links web browser, which has at least five major variant I know of).
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That's been my impression. This is a very small step. Note that this is handing out only the knowledge that had been shipped...
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