Quotes by Finnish authors
I think, fundamentally, open source does tend to be more stable software. It's the right way to do things.
It proved to be pretty impossible to get funds for a feature film in Finland. It's still small, but the film industry was miniscule at that point in the early '80s.
Eventually I did that, but it took a lot of twists and turns, and there were a year or two there where I was living with no money at all - no home, no car, no nothing. I was living in somebody's garage in Los Angeles at that point - for a year.
In golf, you have to stay patient and calm. On the race track you can let loose, but in golf you can't and you must be calm.
Ford Fairlane was one of those movies that was so much fun to make that it was bound not to be a big hit.
I used to be interested in Windows NT, but the more I see it, the more it looks like traditional Windows with a stabler kernel. I don't find anything technically interesting there.
With my mother, I moved from one household to another before settling in the eastern part of Finland, in the city of Kuopio.
In open source, we feel strongly that to really do something well, you have to get a lot of people involved.
In rallying every curve, every hill may be different than you thought. That makes it interesting.
Before the commercial ventures, Linux tended to be rather hard to set up, because most of the developers were motivated mainly by their own interests.
An individual developer like me cares about writing the new code and making it as interesting and efficient as possible. But very few people want to do the testing.
We're risking the future of the net. People are already losing their trust. Once you get burned once - somebody steals your credit card, or makes a purchase on your account - people tend to stay away from online commerce and from trusting online services.
There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
My opinion on who's wrong or who's right has nothing to do with the fact that we have to bring together people who are against each other, to transform antagonism into cooperation.
You should have mechanisms of communication, like faxes, which are obviously getting removed from offices because nobody uses them anymore. Faxes are great when e-mail doesn't work. I wouldn't be throwing them away.
I get the biggest enjoyment from the random and unexpected places. Linux on cellphones or refrigerators, just because it's so not what I envisioned it. Or on supercomputers.
U.S. intelligence has the legal right to monitor foreign communications as they go through to U.S. service providers. However, even though something is legal doesn't make it right. I'm not American; I don't really care about what data is being collected about American citizens. I'm worried about us, the foreigners.
We want to detect malware, regardless of its source or purpose. Politics don't even enter the discussion, nor should they. Any malware, even targeted, can get out of hand and cause 'collateral damage' to machines that aren't the intended victim.
I want my office to be quiet. The loudest thing in the room - by far - should be the occasional purring of the cat.
I never felt that the naming issue was all that important, but I was obviously wrong, judging by how many people felt. I tell people to call it just plain Linux and nothing more.
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