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henry_flower ([personal profile] henry_flower) wrote2017-03-05 11:40 am
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Jörg Schilling--автор cdrtools і персональної сторінки у стилі the year 1996 that never ended.

Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:14:44 +0100
From: Joerg Schilling <schily-lSlhzV3CM+2sTnJN9+BGXg@public.gmane.org>
Newsgroups: gmane.org.unix-heritage.general
Subject: Re: Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other
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Larry McVoy <lm-VxhRmpcwSR4AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

> Linus had the qualities of being a good programmer, a good architect,
> and a good manager.  I've never seen all 3 in a person before or since.

My memory is different. He claims that his intention is to keep
kernel/userspace interfaces stable, but given the fact that this did
never happen, I tend to believe that he lacks the understanding on
what all is part of the kernel/userspace interface.

He also send me a 10 line patch for cdrtools in 2004 and I did never
get a worse patch (a patch that includes more new bugs) for my
software.

So I cannot confirm your view.

He is a person with a strong ego and this may have helped to spread
Linux.

Jörg

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