> In a post not so long ago, someone accused me of hiding behind Ted's authority
I plead guilty and I apologise. That was immediately after replying to someone else's post the gist of which was "Ted wrote ext2 and ext3 in the first place, he is therefore above criticism." It concluded with the words "Know your place", which got me riled.
[proverb: in the midst of great anger, never answer anyone's letter]
Your words were not so condescending but they had much the same emphasis: all ur filesystems are belong to POSIX (not users) 'cos POSIX is the law, and by the way Ted's interpretation is the only correct one because he's the primary implementor.
I hope you understand where I was coming from. Forgive me.