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Old 10-15-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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LXer: Linus Torvalds Regrets Alienating Developers with Strong Language


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Linus Torvalds talked today at the LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe, a conference organized by the Linux Foundation that reunites all the big names in the open source world. He answered a lot of questions and he also talked about the effects of the strong language he uses in the mailing list.

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:01 PM   #2
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and he basically went mental on the guy.
Well done, article writer.

Here's an earlier discussion where the issue came up:

http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/L...ity_discussion

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:41 PM   #3
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This is not the time to apologize Linus, this is the time to stand up. This specific (systemd) use of strong language could not have been better earned and deserved. No apologies needed at all.
 
Old 10-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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It wasn't an apology, Linus just pointed out he is abrasive and believes it could be a problem.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 10:31 AM   #5
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It's not a problem in the case of systemd. In other cases, who knows.
 
Old 10-16-2014, 08:49 PM   #6
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Regardless of systemd or not being rude to people is a problem.
 
Old 10-17-2014, 01:59 AM   #7
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Perhaps, but only for insecure [removed].
 
Old 10-17-2014, 11:13 AM   #8
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That kind of language/mentality is not acceptable at LQ. Please refrain from this behavior in the future. This will be your only warning.

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