Torvalds: "Open-source is not a career path"

Posted on Thursday, February 03 2005 @ 0:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Linus Torvals and other open-source luminaries said that people going into open source because they see it as a career path are wrong. According to him it's most important that open-source programmers are properly motivated, and passionated about their work.
That's the message Torvalds and several other open-source luminaries have for the next generation of programmers. "A career path is not a motivation," Torvalds said during Tuesday's Open Source Development Lab's enterprise Linux summit. A reluctant visionary, (he blushed a shade of bright red during an intro that mentioned his inclusion in Time Magazine's list of most influential people) Torvalds is nonetheless passionate about his life's work, an open-source operating system that has blossomed into a major force in the technology world.
More details at Information Week

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