The value of middlemen ... or less impassioned criticisers
Posted Aug 28, 2004 1:19 UTC (Sat) by rabnud
Parent article: The value of middlemen
"Sometimes a middleman is just what is needed to make the whole process work."
Well, sometimes collaborative effort is shunnedby a mind that is not accustomed to collaborative efforts. Not for nothing, but what is the real issue here - the method of addressing the device? Or is it the lack of clear 'Anglicised' thinking on the part of Jorg?? How about the amount of time he has evidently spent 'hacking' (in an unfavored sense) the core code (which was evidently SCSI oriented), just to accommodate the 'johnny come lately' ATAPI based devices which are not as familiar to Jorg??
In his mind, I believe, the concept exists that the SCSI orientation has been the focus and maybe he is a little uncertain of the ATAPI patches, and hence is possibly a little resentful of the compromises made to accommodate ATAPI.
I, for one, could see this discussion as alienating a valuable Linux contributor, all over the matter of him being a] not a native english thinker (and thus using english words in a less than accurate fashion), and b] possibly he is a little concerned that people (who are already critical of his software) are scrutinizing this software, as dozens of development fronts ask him questions regarding compromises that have been made to a core software in order to accomplish the existing software... maybe Jorg is a tad concerned over the people that always jump on others and scream 'I could have done better!'??
I've only skimmed the thread, and I suspect the matter is misinterpreted.
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