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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 12:45:46 +0100
Martin Dalecki <> wrote:

> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Larry McVoy wrote:
> >
> >>What you didn't do, Linus, is paint a picture which allows development
> >>to scale up.
> >>
> >
> >Actually, I thought I did.
> >
> >Basic premise: development is done by humans.
> >
> >Now, look at how humans work. I don't know _anybody_ who works with
> >hundreds of people. You work with 5-10 people, out of a pool of maybe
> >30-50 people. Agreed?
> >
> Not at all. Please have a look at the ARMY. (A tightly hierarchical
> system...)

Shoot me: where the heck is the creative/innovative element inside the ARMY?
It just died somewhere down the hierarchy tree...
Ants are a very successful species, too, but they will hardly ever write
software (personal guess).


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