Linus on kernel management style
Posted Oct 6, 2004 18:37 UTC (Wed) by philips
Parent article: Linus on kernel management style
Yeah, piece of good humor sometimes is the only good thing after the 24 hours of unsuccessful
hacking. This is really corner stone of programming in big teams: after sometime one may notice
that another programmer does nothing but jokes, and still team as a whole performs much
better due to overall better atmosphere.
Just try to imagine situation of Linus. He has to keep in pace with many developers around the
world. When hackers in US go to bed, ones in Europe wake up, later on - Asian/Japanese hackers
wake to duty.
Has he no sense of humor, he'd be lost in first years of Linux development. Good joke at 4am is
true panacea and can undo much of stress.
P.S. Dilbert? - And some bits of Monty Python's Flying Circus obviously.
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