The case of the unwelcome attribution
Posted Sep 20, 2007 3:27 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
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I went to grad school at Berkeley myself in the early 1990s (on the other side of the EE/CS divide, but I knew what was going on). I always found the BSD crowd to be a brilliant but also extremely unpleasant bunch, full of flame wars and personal attacks between developers, seeing conspiracy theories everywhere. This goes right back to the founding days, with the fights over 386bsd and BSDI.
But then, I have a low tolerance for unpleasantness. I recently unsubscribed from my local LUG's mailing list because the level of personal attacks got to be too much for me. Others have thicker skins and might not care, but I find it actively painful to see good people flailing away at each other.
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