Glasnost Lives!, or: All Nations Under The Source, or: Linux

Thursday, 18 Oct 2012

Alan Cox:

If you look at Linux contributions they come from everywhere. The core of the network routing code was written by Russians […] who worked at a nuclear research instutite […]. We have code from government projects, from educational projects (some of which are in effect state funded), from businesses, from volunteers, from a wide variety of non profit causes. Today you can boot a box running Russian-based network code with an NSA-written ethernet driver.