Thanks to Soo Hoe who described to us in the MNCC OSSIG (Malaysian National Computer Confederation Open Source Special Interest Group) group email the CNN screening of a feature on open source. Thanks to Ditesh who informed us of the transcript of the Linus Trovalds interview, most of which CNN included in the TV feature.
I believe CNN International is screening it in Asia just one more time at 7:30pm today, Malaysia time. I just watched the 2:30am screening. (Normally I only watch live football past midnight. I was told that World Cup matches will be mostly not past midnight, luckily).
OK, Soo Hoe already described the documentary, which is definitely positive depiction of open source, so there is no controversy on the production approach like in the recent BBC's screening of "Code Breakers" (see Fouad Riaz Bajwa's views on it). Heartening to note CNN's highlighting of the open source model being adopted in non-software domains, including Wikipedia, mass customization of Lego and especially Soo Hoe's favourite, Superflex (though I'll need to look for the non-alcoholic version).
Linus Trovalds said in the interview when commenting on the Linux developers, "...At least from the developers' standpoint, nobody does it because they hate Microsoft... They do it because they love doing what they do." I can echo that for myself (basically I have not found myself hating anyone, although I have not really been tested with someone doing "bad" unto me) -- the passion for promoting openness (see banner above) is more because of my belief in it rather than the irritation of needing to debate with detractors. It's all exciting, nevertheless!