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    SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
    On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 12:45:46 +0100
    Martin Dalecki <dalecki@evision-ventures.com> 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).

    Regards,
    Stephan


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