- "Subversion used to say CVS done right: with that slogan there is nowhere you can go. There is no way to do cvs right"
- "If you like using cvs, you should be in some kind of mental institution or somewhere else"
- "Get rid of perforce, it is sad, but it is so, so true"
He just talked wonders about his great version control system (GIT), which he said he "wrote in a couple of weeks". Well, I believe it is true: we wrote it in two weeks, and it only took two years to make it usable for the rest of the world... But it seems Linus was all about strong opinions that day: "not everybody can write something right the first time, just me".
Well, if you want to watch Linus being more rude than ever, find the whole story here
Established technology tends to persist in the face of new technology. -- G. Blaauw, one of the designers of System 360