Linus Torvalds to Bill Gates “I won’t tell you what business is and you don’t tell me what technology is”.

Question by coolest g: Linus Torvalds to Bill Gates “I won’t tell you what business is and you don’t tell me what technology is”.
I remember having read this quote long back but can’t seem to find in again. I am very sure that the rest of the statement was very close to what I wrote but am not sure if Linus Torvalds used the word “Technology” or something else. Can somebody help me locate the exact quote? Does any other Linux fan remember having read this quote ever?

Best answer:

Answer by FurNominus
This quote is from ‘Boycott Novell’ and may be what you are referring to.

8/17/07 – not directed directly to Bill Gates

Q: What do you think about Microsoft’s efforts to sign cross-licensing deals with Linux distros like Novell, Xandros and Linspire? How is this going to affect the development of the kernel?

Linus: I don’t really have a hugely strong opinion on it. Business is business, and I don’t get involved with it; I worry about the technology. Yes, software patents are certainly worrisome, but I also tend to think that people just overreact a bit whenever MS is involved, and that some of the shrill reactions on the Internet have been a bit over the top.

Let’s see what happens.

Give your answer to this question below!

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.