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On Monday 24 December 2001 06:23 am, Pat Villani wrote:
> You're not alone. Frankly, I just skim the subjects and some messages to
> figure out whether or not to read further.
>
> Don't get discouraged. There are way more readers who don't post than the
> vocal minority who whine about coding styles or why Linus didn't pick up
> their patch. I found this out a while ago. I wrote the original FreeDOS
> code and ran into this constantly. I admire Linus for not letting it get
> him down; it did for me. I eventually quit the project altogether,
> disgusted with the bozos.
>

I am one of those readers that don't post, well to now. I don't want to make
a fool out of myself, plus nothing yet has really piqued my interest and I
never went to University to do CS or CE, played too much Rugby instead (but I
want to go sometime perhaps), so my prgramming really is not up to scratch
yet. Perhaps this is reflected on others too. Not above beta testing of
course.

Whining occurs pretty much everywhere, not just here. As this is an open and
free development perhaps people feel free to be a little less professional in
their words, rather than just reporting facts. Linus seems to be very Hobbit
like, very humble indeed. Only Linus probably knows why it does not seem to
get him down.


> Well, I know I'm going to get flames on this one. That's OK, it'll keep me
> warm this Christmas. May everyone have a safe and happy Holiday Season.
>

Nope, they may let you freeze instead. Happy Christmas and New Year to
everyone, may 2002 be very much more successful than 2001. 2001 was probably
jinxed due to Arthur C Clark anyway...

> Pat

Matt
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