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SubjectRe: [ 00/19] 3.10.1-stable review

* Linus Torvalds <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM, Sarah Sharp
> <> wrote:
> >
> > Oh, FFS, I just called out on private email for "playing the victim
> > card". I will repeat: this is not just about me, or other minorities.
> > I should not have to ask for professional behavior on the mailing lists.
> > Professional behavior should be the default.

> [...]
> Because if you want me to "act professional", I can tell you that I'm
> not interested. I'm sitting in my home office wearign a bathrobe. The
> same way I'm not going to start wearing ties, I'm *also* not going to
> buy into the fake politeness, the lying, the office politics and
> backstabbing, the passive aggressiveness, and the buzzwords. Because
> THAT is what "acting professionally" results in: people resort to all
> kinds of really nasty things because they are forced to act out their
> normal urges in unnatural ways.

Sarah, that's a pretty potent argument by Linus, that "acting
professionally" risks replacing a raw but honest culture with a
polished but dishonest culture - which is harmful to developing
good technology.

That's a valid concern. What's your reply to that argument?



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