On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> A collegial work environment is overrated, and proof of that the Linux
>> kernel, where honest and straight talk is the bread and butter of the
>> mailing list.
> An aside, since it doesn't bear too much on the topic at hand:
> For what it's worth, in my experience the people working on the kernel
> are quite sensible and friendly on-list.
They are professional. When they need to be straight-forward, they
are, even if that hurts the feelings of the colleagues.
> Probably you are referring to some high-profile cases of flames,
No, I'm not. Heated discussions happen all the time, specially when
the issue at hand is important.
> I do not think the way the list works normally is a
> counterexample to common decency being useful.
Of course you wouldn't, but you are purposely ignoring the facts.
The Linux kernel mailing lists concentrates on *the code*; he who
writes the code has a voice, he who only has words doesn't. Personal
beefs are not relevant. When there's something horribly wrong with the
code, so are the responses.
> So no, I don't find "But they are mean, and look how well they are
> doing!" to be a compelling argument here.
Because you dismiss the premise a priori.
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