I hope this TEDx Talk by Jim Zemlin isn’t too boring for you but will maybe open your eyes:
Personally I think Jim Zemlin’s an asshole. But that doesn’t matter. Firstly because I don’t matter and secondly becoz Jim himself states that you don’t have to be nice and that most innovations come from struggle, not from harmony. So I guess I could work with that guy. And maybe we’d be doing great things together … or against each other.
Why do I think Zemlin’s an ahole? Coz he’s the grand poobah of the Linux Foundation, a mighty multi-billion dollar industry lobbby group with little to no regard towards Linux on the desktop. Their member list reads like a who’s who of silicon valley; our daily silly computing antics n stuffz, Ubuntu vs Arch vs Debian, bears no significance on the Linux that runs your washing machine and my toaster oven and our internet. And that also doesn’t matter since we little people are still standing on the shoulders of giants and have our own litle parellel world alongside industry Linux.
This TED Talk – by a generalist, lobbyist and salesman – is still interesting and hopefully y’all can learn and take something home from it.