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  • I also thought it was unnecessary of Torvalds to attack the svn people in that way.

    The fact remains however that he was 100% correct when he said (paraphrased) "subversion aimed to make branching easier and it succeeded. But branching was never the problem - merging was the problem and subversion does not provide a solution".

  • He seems to have antagonized the version control people in the audience. Subversion must have a foothold at google. Didn't one of the developers get a job there?

    http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=237163&cid=19369071 [slashdot.org]

    I wonder too why he is being abusive. As a subversion and svk user, it makes me have a low opinion of git. Perhaps he feels frustration, or perhaps it is a campaign tactic. I think I need to avoid thinking HE is the git, and think about the issues dispassionately. And evaluate it
  • I've seen several Perl talks like this, particularly by Abigail.

    It's like the opposite of political correctness.

    • Let's use a different word than "political correctness", since it's become so slandered and neutered.

      Let's try "civility".

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      • Amusing -- after the urge to strangle passed, and I realized it was a joke.
        • My comment was no joke. What gets labeled under the broad brush of "political correctness" is often merely civility.
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          • Forgive me for using the phrase in the vernacular sense employed by the vulgar masses, your highness. I shall endeavor to constrain my thoughts, words, and actions to those deemed acceptable by society.
  • Is he on record anywhere with an opinion of svk?

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Most open source developers are paid not in money, but in cred. And one of the only things you can buy with cred is the chance to be a dick to people. Linus, being a cred billionaire, can afford to be a huge dick.