Friday, July 27, 2007

Con quits Linux

Con Kolivas, a prominent Linux kernel developer, recently hanged up his glove in Linux development. Why did he left it all behind? If you're interested on Linux programming please take a time to read about the article. It talks about the software and hardware market and its impact on the Linux kernel development. He also gave an insight about the brutal kernel development discussions and how ego tripping runs amok in it.

Con Kolivas was a kernel developer who specializes in process scheduling. If you are a computer science student you will understand what process scheduling is about. If you don't know what it is, please take a look at scheduling computing [wikipedia] to appreciate it more.

As much as I wanted to join in the kernel development, the mailing list just struck fear in me. I know a little about operating systems development back in college days but it seems that I'm just a small fish in a big pond of kernel hackers. Oh well, sad day for Linux development, but all the thanks and luck to Con in his future endeavor.

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