> Basically you have to write in a manner "if a seedy stranger gave me
> that code on a street corner, I would have no problem checking it in".
> In practice, the shortcuts offering themselves through civil behavior
> and mutual trust get a lot more work done.

My point was more that it's very hard to produce high quality commits
without social interaction with others explaining what you missed,
stuffs you overlooked, etc. And there B issues quickly isolate you.

> You have to admit that it seems pretty unlikely by now that Felipe is
> trying to sneak in some NSA-written code without arousing people's
> suspicions.

Not sure where I implied otherwise... and the earlier metaphore about
country borders doesn't make much sense to me.

Anyway, I think we are speaking about different things. All I'm saying
is that humans are social creatures and that thinking you can
contribute to projects ran by humans without according a high
importance to social behaviors (like Felipe thinks) is not possible.
Threads like this are proof that while technical quality might be
important for the short term, social behaviors is impossible to ignore
in the long term.

Both are very important to be an appreciated contributor, or to
contribute at all in the long term.

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