Quote of the week
Posted Oct 16, 2006 10:01 UTC (Mon) by dwmw2
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If it were simply a matter of changing an identifier here and moving a comma there I could agree with you. But in most cases trying to submit a driver results in a difference of opinion regarding the design of the submitted code; and the only way to win a design discussion is with large amounts of clout.
No. The way to win a design discussion is with a good design. And thats why your examples about Hurd, Reiserfs and devfs are so clearly bogus.
Youre right that there is a large element of personal taste involved. But unless a design is actually bad you wont normally be held ransom to others taste if you can justify your own.
One of the good things about Linux development is that it goes largely on the merit of the code, and political clout plays a relatively small part in it.
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