[linux-elitists] New Essay: The Linus Torvalds Bus Factor
Thu Apr 5 10:17:49 PDT 2007
On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 10:02 -0700, Aaron Burt wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 02:44:31PM +0300, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> > Hi all!
> > It was deemed off-topic and flamatory on LKML after I posted it, but I think
> > that's what linux-elitists is all about, so feel free to read and comment:
> > http://shlomif.livejournal.com/41088.html
> Feh. We did this gendankenexperiment 7 years ago:
> Every project has its central figures. What if Ballmer got hit by a bus?
> Would the bus be drivable? Would any passengers get hurt?
Can we ... umm set this up to happen? I'd even be willing to sacrifice a
bus-load or more of lawyers and two or more buses. Hmmm, maybe a similar
plan of action for Darl McBride and crew?
> > You can either comment on my blog or here. (Just make sure not to CC anyone
> > else or the E-mail software will reject it.) I'll try to read all the
> > comments.
> [Elided: mean comment about blog promotion]
> > Even if you disagree with it, it is my not-so-humble opinion that you will
> > find it amusing.
> Not really. I read, "Linus is doing an amazingly good job as Boss of
> Linux, even to the point of making sure others can take over if
> necessary. So he should quit."
Exactly, it might just slow Linux down for a short time. Wouldn't halt
it at all.
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