[linux-elitists] ESR slams elitism

Aaron Lehmann aaronl@vitelus.com
Tue Apr 24 21:44:36 PDT 2001


----- Forwarded message from "Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> -----

From:	"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com>
Date:	Tue, 24 Apr 2001 23:50:56 -0400
To:	Roger Gammans <roger@computer-surgery.co.uk>
Cc:	Horst von Brand <vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl>,
	CML2 <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@conectiva.com.br>
Subject: Re: Request for comment -- a better attribution system
User-Agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

Roger Gammans <roger@computer-surgery.co.uk>:
> 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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