15 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes for FOSS Developers to Ponder

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Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and CEO, is the genius behind some of the most innovative and influential tech products in history. His great accomplishments truly speak volumes about his character.

It's a known fact that Free and Open Source software developers are inspired by the words of Stallman and Torvalds, but I think it won't hurt if they will also reflect on some of these great quotes by Steve Jobs:

* "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."

* "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me."

* "We've gone through the operating system and looked at everything and asked how can we simplify this and make it more powerful at the same time."

* "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."

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re: Jobs

What a load of shit. The only thing Jobs ever did was glom onto insecure intellects and creative types and brow beat them into doing the heavy lifting.

Especially F'dU is his line: "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ....". Jobs has the LOWEST ratio of wealth to charity of any of the Tech Sector money.

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