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Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Posted Nov 9, 2012 1:36 UTC (Fri) by cmccabe (guest, #60281)
Parent article: Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Linus (together with the other members of the community) came up with a kernel that is used on millions of devices, from the tiniest embedded systems, to cell phones, to desktops, or servers. He also came up with git and sparse, two tools that have become hugely influential for developers of all stripes. If Linus was really so narrowly focused on his own specific use cases as this article claims, this would never have happened.

I'm sad to say this, but articles like these make me less inclined to try KDE again. Less focus on shifting the blame, more on improving the code-- please! KDE still has potential.


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Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Posted Nov 9, 2012 6:50 UTC (Fri) by armijn (subscriber, #3653) [Link]

KDE is not the cult of Aaron Seigo, so don't let a blogpost by him discourage you to try KDE.

Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Posted Nov 9, 2012 16:45 UTC (Fri) by brianomahoney (guest, #6206) [Link]

No, but as I said above AS is one of the leaders of the head in sand mentality which is FAR too prevalent in KDE and to enroll a number of developers whose mother tongue is not Deutsch, and second language is C++ only

MFG, Brian

Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Posted Nov 9, 2012 8:33 UTC (Fri) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784) [Link]

git's initial development was, in fact, almost entirely focused on Linus's use case. Other people finding it useful for unrelated tasks was a bonus.

Seigo: ending the cults of personality in free software

Posted Nov 9, 2012 10:01 UTC (Fri) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

not quite. It was focused on the Linux Kernel use case because that use case stretched all other version control systems past their breaking point.

As a result, the attitude was, "if we can make it work for the kernel, it should work for everything", and as they found cases where it didn't work well for other people, git was enhanced to fill the gap.


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