[linux-elitists] Gentoo Linux Releases 2004.3 (fwd from brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org)

Jeff Waugh jdub@perkypants.org
Tue Nov 16 13:04:45 PST 2004

<quote who="James Morris">

> Why do you care what someone else does?

The culture of cool surrounding "compile everything yourself" is leading
potential contributors astray. Instead of aspiring to writing code, they end
up thinking they've scaled the mountain when they can "build their own OS"
all by themselves.

It is not helping us breed an army of developers... It is helping us breed
an army of BUILD ENGINEERS. Now that's a "software engineering" job title
the entire FOSS community ought to be deprecating with great prejudice!

Let's take out the queen bee.

- Jeff

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