On Oct 18 2016, Cameron Norman <camerontnor...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 11:23 AM, Lars Wirzenius <l...@liw.fi> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 07:34:28PM +0200, Xen wrote:
>>> If that is the case then they have enbedded hostility into their name simply
>>> becaus eit offends normal grammar roles.
>> I don't that's it at all.
>> The reason many people react to the SystemD spelling is becuase, for
>> some years now, trolls use that spelling when harrassing others about
>> systemd.
>> Calling it SystemD indicates to many people that you're the kind of
>> person show turns up from nowhere, and starts spreading fear,
>> uncertainty, and doubt about systemd, or presenting conspiracy
>> theories about it, or making ad hominem attacks on its authors. People
>> with bad experiences from previous systemd discussions will assume
>> you're that kind of troll, regardless of the value of any of your
>> claims or statements may have. Or at least I do.
> Those reading so much into such a small and understandable
> capitalization mistake (SystemV -> SystemD)

It doesn't matter if the difference is small or big. What matters is
that in the past this difference has been an excellent predictor of
everything else the author has to say. It's rare that one can draw so
much information out of so little data, so I don't think its reasonable
to expect people to stop relying on it.


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