Linked by snydeq on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:23 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister gets into the holiday spirit with a post that gives thanks to technical advances for developers, including open source tools, modern IDEs, and distributed version control. 'I'm old enough to remember when performance-critical routines meant hand-coded assembly language and sometimes even keying in machine code as hexadecimal digits. We've come a long way since those bad old days, and not surprisingly we owe a lot of our progress to technology. So for this Thanksgiving, here are just a few of the modern advances for which I, as a developer, give thanks.' What are you giving thanks to?
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RE: Comment by diegoviola
by lucas_maximus on Mon 28th Nov 2011 11:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by diegoviola"
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Quite a few are insufferable arseholes such as Ulrich Drepper.

Debian basically moved to eglibc because the guy was soo much of an arsehat.

RMS thinks paedophillia can be consensual, and incest is okay ... and thinks that those who pay for proprietary software are brainwashed robots.

They aren't heroes.

Edited 2011-11-28 11:51 UTC

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