Posted Jun 14, 2012 12:08 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Parent article: On mocking
I saw the subject line and thought 'something about software testing?'
Clearly I badly need a life outside software development.
I note that in my experience 'more professional' is a word used by managers to mean 'more humourless out of legal fear that someone will be offended by any use of humour whatsoever'. The free software community *has* become more professional in the strictly formal sense that more of us are being paid to hack -- it has also become notably less adversarial and more willing to do a bit of mentoring when necessary. It's less "professionalism" than it is simple human decency under fire.