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SubjectRe: [Q]: Linux and real device drivers
Jes Sorensen wrote:
>
> >>>>> "David" == david parsons <o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s> writes:
>
> David> In article <linux.kernel.d3vh8y9e1p.fsf@lxp03.cern.ch>, Jes
> David> Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen@cern.ch> wrote:
>
> >> These man pages (or whatever else) will get outdated, and there is
> >> no way to enforce that they are updated. This is a free software
> >> project, you can't just fire people for being too lazy to write
> >> documentation.
>
> David> Sure you can: ``Until you write documentation, this isn't
> David> going into the mainline kernel.''
>
> Congratulations, you just lost somewhere between 75-95% of your
> developers.

Yeah; I don't think that is such a hot idea at all.

Any doc system should be non-intrusive: hackers can ignore it if they
want to (and let volunteers pick up the slack), or write docs if they
want to.

Jeff




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Open source programming | as the machinery does what it's
| supposed to do. -- R. A. Heinlein
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