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Old 05-19-2006, 09:49 AM   #1
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What will happen to Linux if Linus Torvalds died?

Hi people.

As ultimately Linus has the final say what goes into the kernel - sort of like a benevolent dictator. What would happen to Linux if Microsoft hires an assassin to bump off Linus (or he died of natural causes, etc)

I know that there are too many people involved and too many companies involved for the Linux project just to stop.

Who would take command of Linux?

Sorry if this is a depressing thought, the MS assassination thing was a (sort of) joke btw ....
Old 05-19-2006, 10:17 AM   #2
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It is not all about the kernel.
Old 05-19-2006, 10:39 AM   #3
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You would see the community elect another figure head and leader regarding operations. Or the community would function as a self managed group and produce kernels in that fashion.
Old 05-19-2006, 11:09 AM   #4
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I suppose Cox will do the job...
Old 05-19-2006, 12:49 PM   #5
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Or I will take over and it will be changed from Linux to Lounix!


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