Q & A with Linux Torvalds
Interesting Q&A with +Linus Torvalds
(not that many rants, so if you only want that... sorry. He is even quite positive to Systemd (well, most technical people are... )).
There are two things I think are worth arguing about:
1. He really don't like GPLv3, since he argues that he only want a license that lets people use the program with the only requiremet to give any modifications back. And he argues that GPLv3 also forces users of the code to not lock in the software in the hardware, and that was not the contract he wanted. I think GPLv3 actually is "I give you software and you give any modifications back". If you lock the software to the hardware, the modification you give back is useless. In that case the contract, give software get modifications, is violated. GPLv3 just forces the modifications to be usable.
2. About the pain of building packages for Linux, he is mostly correct. But he says that it is not possible to have nightlybuilds for Linux in the same way you can for Windows. Well, not for all Linux distributions. But I think that the Ubuntu PPA (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas
) and Fedora COPR (http://copr.fedoraproject.org/
) actually makes it quite easy to have nightly builds for those distributions.