[clug] Why do we do what we do in Linux? [was Re: Text editor]

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Tue Oct 28 06:07:29 MDT 2014

On 28 Oct 2014, at 10:57 pm, Bryan Kilgallin <bryan at netspeed.com.au> wrote:

>> Users don't drive development compel != impel (tail not wave dog).
> Last Sunday at a graduates' party, I sat next to a user analyst. Who gave the exact opposite view!

Unix/Linux -> Built by Computer Professionals _for_ Computer Professionals.

It’s a different paradigm.
They’re not trying to ‘market’, they’re hackers doing what they love and “scratching their _own_ itch”, nobody else’s.


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