Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2005 10:36 UTC
Linux Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and the maintainer of the development kernel, expressed concerns that the kernel development process may need to be changed to make sure that Morton is not overworked. "One issue is that I actually worry that Andrew will at some point be where I was a couple of years ago - overworked and stressed out by just tons and tons of patches," said Torvalds. "If Andrew burns out, we'll all suffer hugely."
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Get it right the first time
by DHofmann on Tue 27th Sep 2005 16:22 UTC
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2005-08-19

There was an article in the WSJ recently about how Microsoft has reduced the number of reported bugs in their beta software by an order of magnitude in part by instituting a "bug jail". If a developer has too many bugs, that person isn't allowed to write any new code until his/her bugs have been reduced. This makes the developers concentrate harder on writing correct code the first time.

If the same policy could be instituted for the Linux kernel, there would (in theory) be fewer patches and therefore less work for Morton to do.

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