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Comment I suspect... (Score 3, Informative) 213

... this is a case of the squeaky well gets noticed.

I work in a large software company where we use thousands of open source projects in a couple of hundred projects and I'm intimately involved in the management of open source within the company. I've never had a team come to me and say "we need this bug fixed in the next day or two". And they damn sure don't go out threatening projects (that would be one of those "career limiting moves"). While I don't doubt that this guy has had people do that to him I gotta believe those are the people that he notices and remembers, not the silent majority.

Comment Re:Issue is more complicated (Score 1) 928

You don't have to be nice, but be respectful. The problem is Linus has cultivated an environment where there is no respect for a person for just being a person. He only respects people that agree with him and think the way he does. Basically, it's an easy way to rationalize being an asshole and it being okay.

Federal grants are offered for... research into the recreation potential of interplanetary space travel for the culturally disadvantaged.