From: Mike Knell (mike.knell at domain cs.tcd.ie)
Date: Thu 06 May 1999 - 10:14:12 IST
<Caolan.McNamara at domain ul.ie> wrote on 5/5/99 16:30:
> Things might
>become more distributed if
>linus was to get hit
>with a bus
As would Linus, no doubt...
Alan would probably emerge, at least in the interim, as The Man if
Linus relinquished the title of The Man for whatever reason - whether
it's a job he'd actually /want/ in the long term is another matter,
Other free software efforts do fine with no obvious figureheads, so
it's probable that Linux would do fine too - there's plenty of inertia there.
I rather suspect that the natural instinct of /homo sapiens/ to form
committees at the drop of a hat would manifest itself, though.
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