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Linus promised profanity, and here it comes

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by ThunderRd, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. ThunderRd

    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    If he's only half right...where the F*** would we be with out him!? Redmond!?? ":O}
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    When I was with DVI, I was known for being absolutely unforgiving when it came to our technical support folks, and even more so with our development staff. May basic attitude was that I was trying to build the best product on the market, and if you weren't on-board with that, then you were getting in my way.

    Some folks didn't like my 'take no prisoners' approach. Some would say I was rude. In fairness, I probably was, but I didn't have time to spend coddling a bunch of folks who needed hand-holding.

    I'll freely admit it's likely that we lost some capable talent because of that. But we DID build the best product on the market.

    Is Linus doing the best thing for attracting development talent? Probably not. But I think he IS doing what's best to make Linux a good product.
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    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    ...and not you're not with them anymore.

    The important thing is, what is your legacy? It seems that you would be remembered as one of the driving forces behind the best product.

    That would satisfy me.
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm proud of what we built, and 3 years after they let me go, 7 years after they stopped allowing me to do active development on the product, and TEN years after they bought us, the company that purchased us is STILL trying to build something to replace it that is as capable. The only reason I'm not still there is that the company that bought us was subsequently ITSELF purchased, and then a bunch of clueless people came in and thought they could do better. We ended up butting heads, and I lost.
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    So...how hard would/could it be to improve on POL? ":O}
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    As I've not played with POL, I really can't say.
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    oh..... LOL
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    I think that was a hint Giz. LoL
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    Grr can't edit
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    One day you shall be able to Edit, and then you will know the joy of self correction....

    Gizmo...Will will robbie be able to Edit?

    Oh look the edit fairy!
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    Maybeo_O
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    See Rob...there's always maybe hope!
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    Robbie, you SHOULD be able to edit your own posts. Under your posts should be a link labeled 'edit'.

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