[TUHS] Dynamics between BSD and Linux

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Sat Feb 3 01:29:04 AEST 2018

On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 04:07:06PM +0100, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
> Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
>   ...
>  |Here's a personal example of the differences.  When I was looking at
>  |working with Netflix I emailed McKuisik to ask him about some UFS stuff.
>  |And this was me, I know Kirk, I've been to his house, had wine with him
>  |and Eric.  No reply.  Ok, I'm old and washed up, I get it.
> Even though i have read your message as a maybe even ironic
> sharpening, i feel i have to step in and find this hard to
> believe.  Maybe there have been technical reasons.  

I didn't really mean to shine a light on Kirk, I like Kirk, I'm one of
the few people besides Kirk to work on UFS.

That said, I stand by what I said, it's what happened.  And it seems to
be reflective of the BSD "culture", it appears to be the opposite of
inclusive.  Disappointing.

Linux has a very different culture.  Everyone is welcome and they
maintain sanity largely via Linus willing to call a spade a spade.
He doesn't suffer fools but he's willing to engage with anyone until
they prove themselves to be a fool and nothing more.

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