"... Both are pretty good examples of the pragmatic approach of the Linux kernel development community and its key figures. Linus especially has always silently followed the famous words of the former German chancellor Konrad Adenauer: "Why should I care about my chatter from yesterday? Nothing prevents me from becoming wiser." ..."
This appears to necessitate the use of a special LKML dictionary when reading categorical superlatives. For example, it would map "never, ever, this is stupid" means "I currently don't see why, sell it to me better.". Perhaps an unLKML decoder script should ship in kernel/tools/, together with a coefficient-of-exaggeration database for main participants.