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Yeah, it's not like he wrote something that lots of people used like... mongrel, for example.

[Edit: This comment doesn't really make much sense now, since the parent updated his comment to note that Zed ALSO wrote mongrel. I'd delete this comment except for reply attached to it.]




Do you know -- off the top of your head -- who the primary contributors are to Apache? They wrote the HTTP server that runs the web.

[Edit] Why is the reply nonsense? The point is fairly clear -- there are far more established, widely used, complex and important projects that do not have such vitriolic personalities attached. Zed Shaw's known for his blog posts, not because of any proportionally notable contribution to the open source community.

(The original unmodified comment referred to this reply as "nonsense").

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I pretty much agree with you. My comment was on the "online personality" part.

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If one person wrote Apache, you'd probably know his or her name.

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Apache (originally NCSA HTTPd) was originally written by Robert McCool. He also drafted the initial CGI specification.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_McCool

http://www-ksl.stanford.edu/people/robm/

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Can't argue with that!

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