Reiser4 and kernel inclusion
Posted Sep 22, 2005 16:01 UTC (Thu) by zooko
In reply to: Reiser4 and kernel inclusion
Parent article: Reiser4 and kernel inclusion
Following up to myself because I realized that the original article suggests a third possibility: the alleged belligerence and paranoia has led kernel developers to suspect that Hans Reiser and/or his employees are unreliable maintainers of the code, and they are hesitant to include code which might be unreliably maintained by the original authors.
Honestly, having read a few of the threads on lkml myself, I still lean toward the first hypothesis: some people are angry at him, and are thus motivated to criticize his works more harshly. The latter hypothesis -- "are namesys reliable maintainers?" -- makes sense in the abstract, but if you consider the way the Linux dev process already includes plenty of personalities who are at least as belligerent as Hans is, and plenty of code that is worse-maintained than reiser3 or reiser4, I don't think that's really the explanation.
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