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Linux "Over a thousand developers contribute code to any given Linux kernel release. It's a process that works well from a technical perspective, but it's also one that has its fair share of shortcomings. In a panel at the Linux Foundation Collaboration summit this week, top Linux kernel developers detailed their common pet peeves about the Linux development model. It's a model that is not for the feint of heart ."
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by sarahannalien on Fri 6th Apr 2012 00:14 UTC
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Linux founder Linus Torvalds this week wrote in posting that, "publicly making fun of people is half the fun of open source programming." He also noted that, "the real reason to eschew programming in closed environments is that you can't embarrass people in public."

This is actually one of the biggest reasons I've never made any effort to contribute to an
open source community. I'd like to, am probably qualified to do so, and would enjoy doing so, but am unwilling to endure the requisite abuse.

Now to be fair, not every open source community is like that... but I've seen it often enough over the last 20 years that I sometimes wish I'd chosen a career outside of computing.

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