Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols writes on ZDNet:
Once more, at The Linux Foundation‘s virtual Open Source Summit, VMware‘s Chief Open Source Officer, Dirk Hohndel, and Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds had a wide-ranging conversation about Linux development.
The illustrious pair started with Hohndel asking about the large size of the recent Linux kernel 5.8 initial release. Hohndel wondered if it might have been so big because developers were staying home thanks to the coronavirus. Torvalds, who always worked at home, said, “I suspect 5.8 might be [so large] because of people staying inside but it might also be, it’s just happened that several different groups ended up coming at roughly the same time, with new features in 5.8.”