Quite some time ago I was horrified by the private behaviour of a
hacker I deeply respected: malicious, hypocritical stuff. And it
caused an internal crisis for me: I thought we were all striving
together to make the world a better place. Here are the results I
- Being a great hacker does not imbue moral or ethical
- Being a great coder doesn't mean you're not a crackpot.
- Working on a great project doesn't mean you share my
motivations about it.
This wasn't obvious to me, and it seems it's not obvious to others.
-- Rusty Russell
The more I look at the arguments for why assholes are necessary to
good code, the more I have to wonder if some form of Stockholm
syndrome is at work.
Can we drop most of MCA, EISA and ISA bus if we are going to have a
big version change ? A driver spring clean is much overdue and it's
all in git in case someone wishes to sneak out at midnight and
bring some crawly horror back from the dead.
-- Alan Cox
UEFI stands for "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface", where
"Firmware" is an ancient African word meaning "Why do something
right when you can do it so wrong that children will weep and brave
adults will cower before you", and "UEI" is Celtic for "We missed
DOS so we burned it into your ROMs".
-- Matthew Garrett
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