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Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value

From: Rick
Subject: Re: Linus, and whether tactfulness has any value
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 23:02:06 GMT
User-agent: Pan/0.14.2 (This is not a psychotic episode. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.)

On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 06:22:50 -0800, Edwin wrote:

> Gespracht wrote:
>> Recently a manager at my company made the statement that Linus, because
>> he speaks too honestly and lacks tact, is somehow a person who lacks
>> personal development, despite being entertaining and despite doing good
>> things otherwise. I don't agree, because I believe that "tact" is merely
>> a tool and that in many situations, its use can be abhorrent if not
>> dangerous.
> Linus is a computer geek, and English is a second language for him. Tact
> is too much to expect from him.  Beside that, many Europeans seem to
> practice a blunt, abrupt style of speech.
> Linux has outgrown Linus anyway.

Reall? Try to get patches into the kernel without his approval.

> It's time to stop making a little tin god out of him. 

You can't start something that wasn't started.

>  He's had his 15 minute of fame already.

Hes had more than that, and will have much more.

> [snip]


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