More notes on reiser4
Posted Sep 10, 2004 11:12 UTC (Fri) by dash2
Parent article: More notes on reiser4
Comment from a non-technical user (non-technical at this level anyway).
There is a well-known software development management meme out there called "beware of the guy in a room". (I think someone at Microsoft blogged about this recently.) That is, beware of the "genius" who sits on his own coding without communicating with the rest of the team: his ideas may be brilliant, but he may be more interested in implementing his ideas than in the project's needs.
I think maybe Hans Reiser is like a very high level "guy in a room". He is clearly very smart, his ideas are deep - I love reading the namesys website even when I don't get it - but he's very much in love with those ideas, rather than being a pragmatist who just wants to make things work. Which is cool, because open source needs such guys, but... don't let them in the driving seat!
Just my 2c, no disrespect meant to anyone.
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