> The day people think linux would be better served by somebody else (FSF
> being the natural alternative), I’ll “abdicate”. I don’t think that
> it’s something people have to worry about right now - I don’t see it
> happening in the near future. I enjoy doing linux, even though it does
> mean some work, and I haven’t gotten any complaints (some almost timid
> reminders about a patch I have forgotten or ignored, but nothing
> negative so far).
> Don’t take the above to mean that I’ll stop the day somebody complains:
> I’m thick-skinned (Lasu, who is reading this over my shoulder commented
> that “thick-HEADED is closer to the truth”) enough to take some abuse.
> If I weren’t, I’d have stopped developing linux the day ast ridiculed me
> on c.o.minix. What I mean is just that while linux has been my baby so
> far, I don’t want to stand in the way if people want to make something
> better of it (*).
> (*) Hey, maybe I could apply for a saint-hood from the Pope. Does
> somebody know what his email-address is? I’m so nice it makes you puke.
(Taken from Linus’s reply to someone worried about the future of Linux)