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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
I used to think that was common human understanding. Now I'm not so sure.
Quotes of the week
Posted Apr 9, 2012 17:04 UTC (Mon) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
It's Linus's kernel, his rules. If you perceive his methods as abuse, then stay away. Those who don't see it as abusive will remain. If not enough people are willing to accept Linus's standards, the kernel will suffer, or be forked.
Such is life.
Posted Apr 11, 2012 4:45 UTC (Wed) by daglwn (subscriber, #65432)
Posted Apr 11, 2012 5:03 UTC (Wed) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
Posted Apr 12, 2012 14:24 UTC (Thu) by endecotp (guest, #36428)
The important question is: can a project afford to alienate potential contributors who choose to stay away for reasons like this?
Posted Apr 12, 2012 14:28 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Posted Apr 12, 2012 18:30 UTC (Thu) by felixfix (subscriber, #242)
Posted Apr 12, 2012 23:53 UTC (Thu) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Posted Apr 13, 2012 12:21 UTC (Fri) by james (subscriber, #1325)
The fact that it's only really happened that once shows that even when Linus makes the wrong choice, he can usually be talked round. The fact that it happened at all shows that the future of Linux doesn't rest in one person's hands.
Posted Apr 13, 2012 16:35 UTC (Fri) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
Posted Apr 9, 2012 17:39 UTC (Mon) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Head down to your local courthouse and sit in on some cases. You'll discover that things are rarely black and white.
Posted Apr 10, 2012 14:15 UTC (Tue) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
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