From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Re: Re: Linux 4.19-rc4 released, an apology, and a maintainership note Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 13:09:09 +0100 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <2936237.GcMzexieOU@merkaba> > That written: Quite some of the rude mails that contained swearwords I > read from you have been about code, not persons. I think this is an > important distinction. I do not have much of an issue with swearing at > code :), especially when it is in some humorous way. absolutely, and this is one thing that a lot of people are, sadly, trained pretty much from birth to be incapable of understanding: namely the difference between criticism of the PERSON and criticism of the ACTION. (1) "YOU are bad! GO STAND IN THE NAUGHTY CORNER!" (2) "That was a BAD thing to do!" (3) "That hurt my feelings that you did that" the first is the way that poorly-trained parents and kindergarten teachers talk to children. the second is... only marginally better, but it's a start the third is how UNICEF trains teachers to treat children as human beings. > Code quality indeed is important. > As are human interactions. absolutely. it's not about the code, it's always, *always* about people. we just happen to be writing code, but ultimately we are doing so in the service of other PEOPLE. l.
next prev parent reply index Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2018-09-16 19:22 Linus Torvalds 2018-09-16 21:42 ` [...] " Adam Borowski 2018-09-16 23:59 ` Moritz Obermeier 2018-09-17 0:18 ` Linux 4.19-rc4 released, " Rene Herman 2018-09-17 0:20 ` [...] " Andy Isaacson 2018-09-17 0:23 ` Linux 4.19-rc4 released, " Rene Herman 2018-09-17 6:57 ` opal hart 2018-09-17 7:57 ` […] " Martin Steigerwald 2018-09-17 8:53 ` Martin Steigerwald 2018-09-30 12:09 ` lkcl [this message] 2018-09-30 14:07 ` Linux 4.19-rc4 released, " Martin Steigerwald 2018-09-30 16:27 ` Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2018-09-17 12:58 ` Guenter Roeck 2018-09-17 17:09 ` Joe Perches 2018-09-17 21:09 ` Michael Woods 2018-09-18 1:30 ` Pavel Snajdr 2018-09-21 22:13 ` Michael Woods 2018-10-04 14:57 ` ebiederm 2018-10-08 15:29 ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult 2018-10-08 13:54 ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult 2018-10-08 16:36 ` Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
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