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Linux and Linus


There has been a bit of a kerfluffle recently over Linus, the creator and maintainer of the Linux kernel, adding a code of conduct to the kernel source tree and taking some time off to "work on personal issues" about how he expresses his criticism in code reviews. He's back now, and the only thing that seems different is a lack of swear words and capital letters for emphasis.

I don't see anything wrong or particularly unprofessional about either of these before/after examples.

I don't know who sold Linus on the idea that he needed professional help to express criticism without swearing and capital letters, but he paid them too much for something he didn't need. The SQLite community found a much more effective response.

This entry was published Tue Oct 30 01:31:35 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-10-30 01:31:35.0. [Tweet]

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