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"all religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. all these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." albert einstein

the real enjoyment is in the doing



I like the *process*. I like writing software. I like trying to make things work better. In many ways, the end result is unimportant – it’s really just the excuse for the whole experience. It’s why I started Linux to begin with – sure, I kind of needed an OS, but I needed a *project* to work on more than I needed the OS.

In fact, to get a bit “meta” on this issue, what’s even more interesting than improving a piece of software, is to improve the *way* we write and improve software. Changing the process of making software has sometimes been some of the most painful parts of software development (because we so easily get used to certain models), but that has also often been the most rewarding parts. It is, after all, why “git” came to be, for example. And I think open source in general is obviously just another “process model” change that I think is very successful. [...]

It’s simply not the end that matters at all. It’s the means – the journey. The end result is almost meaningless. If you do things the right way, the end result *will* be fine too, but the real enjoyment is in the doing, not in the result.


Linus Torvalds



(source interview with TechCrunch)

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De: Taryn Fox Fecha: 2012-04-23 21:44

I agree, and I feel that there's still room for improvement in open-source itself. There's a long way to go to make it as welcoming to new developers as it could be, especially those outside of the mainstream of current open-source communities.



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De: Conor Fecha: 2012-04-24 14:17

And that is precisely why Linux continues to be "fine", and no better.



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