Quote of the week
Posted Jul 29, 2006 0:32 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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I didn't find it indirect at all, unless in the fact that Hans didn't name names. (In the past, he did name names -- I remember a full frontal attack on Christoph when they first met, comparing their respective ages as well as hairstyles).
What's special about Hans isn't that he thinks he's more skilled than the people who are judging him -- the people with the power. There's a lot of that going around in engineering. It's that he says so -- as a debating tactic, no less. Whether for politeness or psychological manipulation, people usually keep that opinion to themselves.
What's more surprising is how flameproof the Linux developers are. LKML is a pretty hostile place, and those that remain there seem to be able to let such insults roll right off them, and the reviewers in question kept working with Hans on the issues as if he hadn't brought up the ad hominen stuff.
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