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SubjectRe: People need to say "no"
Andrej Presern writes:
> On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> >Now, maybe we're all in space, but we've collectively written or been
> >responsible for a fairly large part of the kernel. (As Linus himself
> >stated in the last week's NYT Sunday Magazine article about Linux, he's
> >only responsible for writing maybe 5-10% of the kernel.) Maybe, just
> >maybe, we know something about clean kernel coding style. So when one
> >or more folks who have contributed quite a bit to the kernel takes the
> >time to look over a patch or a suggested idea, and makes some
> >constructive criticisms, don't you think it might be worthwhile to
> >listen, and not just depend on throwing shit at Linus and hoping he
> >knows how to reject the shit?
> Actually, people bitch at people who say no because they hope Linus
> WON'T:-))) After all, they want their stuff IN, not out of the
> kernel, and they're ready to discredit and invalidate each and every
> authority who draws the line instead of Linus (in other words, the
> only authority they are willing to submit and listen to, regarding
> Linux, is Linus).

And of course, then there is also the reverse trend for "each and
every authority" to discredit some outsider who publishes unpalatable
ideas or results.



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