Quote of the week
Posted Jul 27, 2006 14:32 UTC (Thu) by kirkengaard
In reply to: Quote of the week
Parent article: Quote of the week
Exactly. "You linux people are far inferior in skill to the people that your project, by its own merits, has attracted. However, because of your poor interpersonal skills, and the fact that you simply cannot acknowledge your betters, these clever people are scared away by the requirement that their code must be judged by their inferiors."
The inferiors Hans refers to are the people that have tried to help him get Reiser4 to play nice with the kernel's way of doing things. Their expertise, which he pooh-poohs, is in making things that work within the kernel, or making things to work with the kernel. And genius programmers work in the same C as the rest of the kernel plebes. It is not the case that the kernel developers can't understand good work and high skill. It is definitely the case that the kernel also selects for people of high clue.
The FS developers that Hans refers to -- assuming he isn't being grandiose -- have likely also come in with the same lack of clue if they think that submission review is for the purpose of "powertripping", and that "Fix your code so that it works within the kernel design" is obnoxious.
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