Linux’s Rocky Road to Rolling Releases - The New Stack
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The way the keepers of the Linux increment the version numbers of their kernel releases, and how its users think these releases are numbered, are two different things. And now the Linux kernel community is trying to reconcile public perception with reality.
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I think the article handles well the message that version numbers are meaningful for users, and that developers should be a bit more careful with them than just “ah, I got 20 fingers/toes so it’s up to 20”.

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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