Nathan Willis covers
Dirk Hohndel's LinuxCon Europe presentation. "Hohndel was one of the earliest kernel contributors, and said that he wanted to present his take on the history of the project to provide a perspective that was not focused on the growth of Linux adoption, because for the founders of the kernel, it's primary appeal was as a technical challenge. World domination was an afterthought. In addition, he said, the core kernel team's continued focus on the "next technical hurdle" over the years is actually one of Linux's strengths. That is, they work on the kernel for its own sake. If it wasn't fun for them, it likely wouldn't be a platform for success for anyone else.
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