Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th May 2009 17:41 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Debian and its clones Via LWN, we found a blog post of a Debian maintainer which announces a new package: EGLIBC, a compatible reimplementation of the GNU glibc which "which will soon replace the GNU C Library". Apparently the primary reason is the sadly famous bad maintainership aptitude of Ulrich Drepper, the main libc maintainer.
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Correct response?
by kev009 on Wed 6th May 2009 18:17 UTC
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I'm not sure this is the correct response. Ulrich is a Redhat employee, so the suits there should recognize he is splintering a very important part of the Linux stack and take appropriate administrative action.

It is clear he doesn't have the people skills to manage a project, but that doesn't mean he isn't a great individual contributor.

I'm not sure a fork is mandated at this point. Ideally, the embedded patches would be merged upstream.

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RE: Correct response?
by spikeb on Wed 6th May 2009 18:41 in reply to "Correct response?"
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a fork to get a project away from a domineering asshole is always merited.

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