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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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