Slashdot links to this CIO article, which quotes Linus Torvalds on the importance of the General Public License (GPL):
“FSF [Free Software Foundation] and I don’t have a loving relationship, but I love GPL v2,” said Torvalds. “I really think the license has been one of the defining factors in the success of Linux because it enforced that you have to give back, which meant that the fragmentation has never been something that has been viable from a technical standpoint.”
“The GPL ensures that nobody is ever going to take advantage of your code. It will remain free and nobody can take that away from you. I think that’s a big deal for community management.”
xkcd has a brilliant collection of quotes from the days long gone. All of those complain about how the world has become too fast and how we don’t care about the important things anymore. The best part about these collection however is that all of these quotes are from the end of 19th and beginning of 20th century. Once you drop ignore a few minor technical references like telegraph, it’s almost exactly like the complaints we hear today. The world is too fast and we don’t care anymore…
C++ IRC channel quotes
Some of this stuff is really hilarious.
Yo momma’s so ugly, we had to typedef her.
Why bother with C++, and C++ books, just buy 2 gb of ram for 40$ and learn Java from web
My C++ book is from 1990!!
All my base are belong to you