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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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RE: Sigh
by tylerdurden on Fri 6th Apr 2012 01:40 UTC in reply to "Sigh"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

Thickness of skin and depth of skills/ability are usually correlated...

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by jburnett on Fri 6th Apr 2012 04:40 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
jburnett Member since:
2012-03-29

No kidding. The more I learn about programming, and life for that matter, the more I realize I suck at it. The best part of open source is that I can see that I definitely suck at it less than some people... and more than a whole lot more.

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by BluenoseJake on Fri 6th Apr 2012 11:30 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
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2005-08-11

Inversely, I find. The better at something somebody is, the less likely they can take any criticism.

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by lucas_maximus on Fri 6th Apr 2012 18:12 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Thickness of skin and depth of skills/ability are usually correlated...


Utter bullshit.

It totally dependant on somebodies personality.

Muhammed Ali slagged Joe Frasier off, if you watch the documentary about the fight ... Joe pretty much was fighting half the fight almost blind while going toe to toe with Ali.

Valentino Rossi and Arnold Schwarzenegger (BodyBuilding careed) used to try to humiliate their competitors so they were wound up and couldn't think straight when competing.

Max Biaggi was a very good MotoGP rider and was every bit good as Rossi, however if someone gets under your skin you tend not to think right and Rossi knew this.

While sports is about competing, open source is about co-operation ... pissing people off has been proven pretty much everytime to be counter that goal.

Edited 2012-04-06 18:15 UTC

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by tylerdurden on Fri 6th Apr 2012 19:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The false equivalence(s) put forth, which were triggered, I assume, by the thin skin involved... prove my point in a hilarious fashion.

Thanks.


Here is a hint: if you know what you are doing. Chances are you can understand whether criticism is due, and thus you can learn from it, or you can ignore it if its nothing more than a passive aggressive call for attention from someone at the other end of another computer far far away.

Yes, some people are assholes. But that is a general human constant regardless of whether one is involved in a open source project or not.

Edited 2012-04-06 19:37 UTC

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by gan17 on Sun 8th Apr 2012 14:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Valentino Rossi and Arnold Schwarzenegger (BodyBuilding careed) used to try to humiliate their competitors so they were wound up and couldn't think straight when competing.

No idea about the Terminator, but I agree with you on Rossi. Still, you gotta admire the sort of voodoo he pulled on Gibernau.

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