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Yeah, the GP post couldn't be further from the truth. Carmack was a OpenGL proponent until long after they had lost the war to DirectX. He wrote Quake3 in OpenGL so that it could be released on Windows, Linux, and MacOS simultaneously.

> Eric S. Raymond alleged yesterday that feminist groups have been repeatedly attempting to frame him for sexual assault!

And you take this seriously because... ?

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It is both. It means the only people who stick around are those who can tolerate the childishness. This certainly reduces the number of capable people that are willing to contribute to the project.

I don't care much how Linus acts since I don't work with him. Some people try to emulate him and I sometimes come into contact with them; that's not great for me, but far be it from me to tell Linus how to act on his own mailing list. All I'm doing here is pointing out the fallacies in your defence of his silly behaviour.

Do you also prefer his hysterical style? I am hardly "invading Linux" by commenting on an HN thread.

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I find it flattering that you try to deflect from your embarrassment by talking about me. :-)

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That is a bad attempt at provocation and it won't work, sorry.

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Please don't post uncivil comments to Hacker News.

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> But if I choose to make a contribution to Linux, even a few years from now, I will remember what practices to avoid through my memories of this and previous rants.

This reads like fantastic satire.

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Do go on

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> Nobody will try to pull that shit again for quite some time.

Did you read the thread? The programmer who wrote the original patch is arguing with him, just as he would have had Linus' reply been polite. I seems that vitriol does not have the power you think it does.

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> You really DO NOT WANT to step on his toes again (and everyone else reading it, too), so in the end Linus' wins.

But the person who wrote the code still argued with him. They're still making the same points that they would have made whether Linus were polite or not.

Linus is the lead for the kernel project, so at the end of the day he wins regardless.

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> "Get rid of it. And I don't ever want to see that shit again."

Would you really want to work with someone who speaks to you this way? It's like a caricature of a typical "evil boss". I'm amazed that Linus can take himself seriously writing like this. It's just so unnecessary and overly dramatic, like a child throwing a tantrum.

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> If you don't like how Linus behaves, then don't deal with him. Noone forces you.

Linus' status in the Open Source community makes him a role model for some people (whether he likes it or not; I suspect he doesn't), and so people imitate him. It's much less palatable coming from someone with less credibility and experience.

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That's another problem. Maybe adult people shouldn't have role models that they blindly copy in every way.

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To the downvoters: may I ask for a reason? Are you saying blindly copying people is a good thing? I don't get it.

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if the alternative is SJW's watering down the discourse, I'll take thirty more Linuses, thanks.

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Someone at Google (the author of the blog post, Adam Langley) rewrote a lot of what OpenSSL does in Go: https://golang.org/pkg/crypto/

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I think most applications would use a shared file system, just as they do today, including all the same optimisations. But your high performance database would likely be given its own disk to work with. (Just as you would today, but the benefits of giving a whole disk to a process in exokernel land are theoretically greater.)

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