[linux-audio-user] Software suitable for children
Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen
k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Sun Dec 10 08:48:04 EST 2006
>On Sat, Dec 09, 2006 at 12:15:54PM -0800, michael at michaelshiloh.com wrote:
>> On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Brad Fuller wrote:
>> >michael at michaelshiloh.com wrote:
>> >> On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Brad Fuller wrote:
>> >> I couldn't understand the reference to "git". Is "git" the parent of
>> >> tamtam? I
>> >git is a version control system that, apparently, the OLPC developers
>> I feel so stupid. Of course. Git, as in "get".
>I always assumed that Linus named it "Git" after either Larry McVoy or
>Tridge (or both!). I get the impression he didn't think particularly
>highly of either of them after his workflow was interrupted so suddenly.
Actually, "git" is a swedish word meaning something like "extreme
posession", or wanting something very bad. Its a word thats used
frequently to describe the devils wish for souls.
Quting from the online dictionary http://g3.spraakdata.gu.se/saob/
"BETYDELSE: frö av svartkummin."
Betydelse = Meaning
Frö = strong desire
av = to have
svartkummin = evil desire ("svart"=evil and "kummin"=desire)
And since Linus' native language is swedish, my guess is that this
is his funny way to say that he has an evil desire to spread linux
all over the world. Well, thats just my theory. :-)
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