[linux-elitists] ESR slams elitism
Tue Apr 24 21:44:36 PDT 2001
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From: "Eric S. Raymond" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 23:50:56 -0400
To: Roger Gammans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Horst von Brand <email@example.com>,
Rik van Riel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Request for comment -- a better attribution system
Roger Gammans <email@example.com>:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 09:14:41AM -0400, Horst von Brand wrote:
> > People who want to take over "because it is s00 k3w1 to be a maintainer"
> > with no real interest in the code, just in the fact that it is orphaned...
> No. People who want to give something back to the linux community
> and want to find an option within their ability and time constariants.
Indeed. Beware elitism. If lkml become a closed society, it will become
a dead one shortly thereafter.
<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
"The great object is, that every man be armed. [...]
Every one who is able may have a gun."
-- Patrick Henry, speech of June 14 1788
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