Posted Feb 5, 2003 15:24 UTC (Wed) by mwilck
In reply to: Graceful admission
Parent article: Anticipatory I/O scheduling
> The only people who ever think any complex system is bug-free are the
> ignorant fanboys
If you poke around in public forums (not as "elite" as lwn.net :-) you'll find mostly those, though. And they're not alone - there are the Linux "suits" as well, and some full-timers.
It's one thing to discuss weaknesses in an internal developer forum like LKML and another thing to admit them in the public, knowing that admitting a problem may unleash an avalanche of bad press.
Of course, this holds for commercial Software companies to a much greater extent ... Microsoft doesn't exactly have a reputation for openly discussing its software's weaknesses, either.
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