Posted by: Anonymous
on November 06, 2007 12:55 AM
Linux developers have to jump thru hoops as well to cater to the programmers ego, you know. See this page for example: http://www.linuxchix.org/content/courses/kernel_hacking/lesson9
"<snip>your patch needs to be tasteful, timely, interesting, and considerate of the maintainer's ego". I see nothing wrong here, you see. In a corporate world, the lead programmer would be fired for 'not being a team player' or some such. But in OSS, there is no one to do the firing (or to pay salaries for that matter). Fame, glory, ego, etc is perhaps the only currency in this world.