Don't fork Linux because of Linus
I recently read a blog entry on InfoWorld.com that urged the Linux community to fork the kernel into desktop and server versions because, according to the author, all Linus Torvalds cares about is big iron. Sorry, but that's both wrong and stupid.
Author Randall Kennedy depicts Con Kolivas, touted as the "champion of all things desktop centric," as "the victim of an ideological rift within the Linux community" who has given up on Linux because his scheduler patch has been rejected. Kennedy asserts Torvalds and his "'geekerati' underlings ... are mostly concerned with promoting Linux within the enterprise -- i.e. Projects involving lots of parallel CPUs, massive storage and high-end TPC results."