Jim Zemlin at TEDx: What We’ve Learned from Linus Torvalds article tells that Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin was recently invited to speak at TEDx about what the technology industry has learned from Linux, and specifically its creator Linus Torvalds, and how some of those lessons can be applied to a variety of efforts and projects. Check out the 18-minute talk here:
He attributes the success of Linux during his talk to four primary principles:
Don’t Dream Big
Give It All Away
Don’t Have a Plan
Don’t Be Nice
Jim Zemlin at TEDx: What We’ve Learned from Linus Torvalds article should be required reading and talk video watching for all engineers, and–most importantly–engineering and technical managers at ALL levels.
Linus Torvalds and the entire Linux community have created more value than anyone could have imagined in a little bit more than 20 years. Linux today is estimated to be worth more than $10B. Linux and other open source software have created many business opportunities.