[TUHS] man-page style
Kurt H Maier
khm at sciops.net
Sun Nov 18 04:21:08 AEST 2018
On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 11:14:53AM -0700, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> The man page authors / tech writers at Sun were paid to write man
> pages, and learned / were taught how to do it well. The Linux stuff is
> done by volunteers. You're comparing apples and oranges.
How do we kill this meme? Linux is open to contribution by volunteers
but the overwhelming majority of the work done on the OS for *at least*
the last ten years has been by professionals who are paid to work on
Linux. Pretending otherwise is disingenuous, and anyway I'm not sure
why the OS that powers pacemakers and self-driving car research gets to
be held to a lower standard.
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