Linus Torvalds Return: charged with energy and renewed

Linus Torvalds in a Con

Linus Torvalds decided to step aside for a while of Linux kernel development, such as well we inform here. The reason was not that he was unhappy with his project, or that he needed a vacation, the reason for his withdrawal was something much deeper. Following the release of the last RC that he self-announced in the LKML, he apologized in the same email and indicated that he was withdrawing for a moment to receive help and try to deal with his vocabulary used by himself towards kernel developers when something is wrong. Everyone knows the harshness of some of the creator's phrases ...

Well, after a month or so away from the leadership of the kernel, which has been in the hands of Linus's right hand during this time, the German Greg, now he's backor. And I hope I did it loaded with energy, new ideas and with that problem fixed to avoid making developers feel bad. That could be nutritious for the kernel project, as it would attract more developers who now dare not contribute code for fear of the harsh words of the creator if something is wrong or is not appropriate code.

One of the first steps that Torvals will take once he has returned from his slumber will be meet with about 30 or 40 of the developers Linux kernel mainstreams, as it has become common every year, a closed-door meeting to discuss more than things about kernel maintenance, but also personal issues. As we know that meeting was postponed and the developers refused to hold it without him. Now it seems that everything more or less returns to normal, but it remains to be seen what that renewed Linus Torvalds will be like.

The meeting will be at the Open Source Summit of Europe which will take place in Edinburgh, October 22-24, 2018. Linus Torvalds has no public appearance planned at this event, but it will be a good time to have a meeting of pastors and discuss everything that needs to be discussed. Now with the new Code of Conduct implemented, which has not been liked by everyone and which is the subject of controversy as we have already mentioned, and the return of Torvalds, we will see how everything goes in the coming days. Greg Kroah-Hartman has already announced the release of 4.19 and has said in the email that he is leaving command again to Linus ...


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