Re: The direction linux is taking

From: Neil Brown (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 05:50:34 EST

On Wednesday January 2, wrote:
> Yes, that's all +5 insightful, except... what makes you think any one of the
> Linux core hackers is irreplaceable? I know you didn't say that, but you
> did say 'single point of failure', and it amounts to the same thing.

I think that the difference is that there is no planning to make sure
that no-one is irreplaceable. Sure people can be replaced, but it
might take a while. A subsystem might be unmaintained (or
under-maintained) for a while until some sucker^Wdeveloper puts their
hand up. That isn't a situation that a "fortune 500 bureaucracy"
would be able to tolerate. But we seem to cope.

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