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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eglibc and fedora
by JoeBuck on Wed 6th May 2009 19:04 UTC in reply to "Debian"
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Drepper works for Red Hat (though he's so strong-willed that Red Hat has little control over him). This would present a problem for Fedora choosing to go around him.

If Drepper were merely an ass, the solution would be simple: go around him. The problem is that he's a brilliant developer, and glibc is of very high quality thanks to him. Unfortunately, he is extremely stubborn and never admits error.

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RE: eglibc and fedora
by qu1j0t3 on Thu 7th May 2009 01:38 in reply to "eglibc and fedora"
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2009-05-07

Herr Drepper will eventually find that brilliance is not a substitute for basic civility.

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