LK2008: The values of the Linux community
Posted Oct 11, 2008 0:12 UTC (Sat) by JoeBuck
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I was a UC Berkeley grad student in the early 1990s, so it would have been natural for me to wind up as a BSDer, but it didn't work that way. It wasn't just the license. The BSD crowd was brilliant and talented, but they were extremely arrogant and did not get along with either outsiders or themselves (I personally witnessed some of the bitterness between the BSD camps).
Linus was much more welcoming of contributions than the BSDers were, and much more interested in providing support for the kind of hardware the BSD crowd turned up their noses at. The result was that around 1993-4 it was just much easier and more fun to play in the Linux world, even for those of us old guys who grew up with BSD Unix.
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