Coding and the Meaning of Life
Aug 11, 2009, 06:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
"s the month of July petered out, so did the patience of Alan
Cox, who ended his long tenure as maintainer of the Linux kernel's
"Following what seemed to be a fairly bitter argument between
Cox and Linus Torvalds over a particularly controversial bug, Cox
announced that he would not remain in the role any longer.
""I've had enough," Cox wrote in a frustrated email on the Linux
Kernel Mailing List, announcing his decision. "If you think that
problem is easy to fix you fix it. Have fun."
"Bloggers far and wide chimed in with their regrets about the
rift, with several pointing to the pressures of working on the
kernel as likely causes."
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