Bruce following ESR
Posted Oct 2, 2006 18:22 UTC (Mon) by landley
In reply to: Bruce following ESR
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
The difference is Eric's still coding.
That page is actually out of date (for example he handed off fetchmail to
new maintainers years ago), but I know he's still actively working on
GPSD. In the past five years he's launched a half-dozen new projects, and
either handed them off to new maintainers (for example bogofilter) or
completed them (for example comparator, which was used in the SCO trial).
Plus he's written another New York Times bestseller (The Art of Unix
Programming). This isn't exactly resting on his laurels. (You don't hear
so much about him anymore because he doesn't travel as much anymore; he
got sick of it and went back to his computer to get some work done.)
Eric may be darn annoying at times, and lots of things he says may need to
be taken with a grain of salt, but he does still actually contribute new
and interesting things. And I'm unaware of him going back to any project
he worked on ten years ago (such as the infrastructure of what is now
ibiblio, or the emacs lisp library) and chewing them out for doing it
wrong without being willing to actually contribute anything new.
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