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10 Best Quotes from Linus Torvalds' Keynote at LinuxCon Europe

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds took the stage today at LinuxCon Europe in Edinburgh with Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist Dirk Hohndel to discuss the present and future of Linux and answer questions from the community. They covered a range of topics including the upcoming 3.12 kernel release, the ideal characteristics of a kernel maintainer, the issues that keep Linus up at night, gaming on the Linux desktop, and more.

Here are 10 of Linus’s best quotes, in the order that he said them, from Wednesday morning’s keynote.

1. Linus is happy with the current timing of releases every 3 months because it allows developers to take their time building new features. If they miss the merge window, it’s not very long until the next one comes so they don’t feel rushed to send in their code.

“Don't hurry your code. Make sure it works well and is well designed. Don't worry about timing.”

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