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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
Rob Landley wrote:

>Linus (and the lieutenants under him) have not been the ones experiencing the
>problem. Linus accepts all the patches he wants to, and the lieutenants tend
>not to be ignored. The top of the pyramid is not where the motivation for
>change is most strongly felt...

Partially true in most social systems. However, the top of the pyramid
has some substantial motivation to see a better kernel come into
existence. I personally feel motivated to ensure that ReiserFS patches
don't get lost, because those 5-10% improvements really do add up over
time. We may also hope that they feel some pride of craftsmanship in
constructing their social system --- I suspect that pride in what they
do is more likely to move them.


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