"This is poor old me trying to herd a million mad monkeys, only one escaped."
"The way I see it, the burden of debugging and fixing bugs is mainly on the developers of the code that breaks. You can't blame users for using the code, triggering bugs and then reporting the breakage. Users who report bugs are doing us all a great service regardless of their ability or willingness to do more work than just the initial report."
"We've always had some pending/unresolved issues, and I think that as our tracking gets better, there's likely to be more of them. A number of bug-reports are either hard to reproduce (often including from the reporter) or end up without updates etc.
"It is kind of strange to us to have Sun suddenly be the perfect example of openness."
"I'm going to go on record now as saying I think dropping the freezer is a silly idea. I'm therefore currently considering including the freezer in TuxOnice from the time it gets dropped from mainline.
"It really helps if submitters tell us that a patch fixes another pending patch, and which one that is. Usually I have to ask if I can't work it out. But if a) we weren't told that and b) I have no reason to think it's not a mainline problem and c) the patch applies to mainline and d) the patch affects an architecture which I'm not cross-compiling for, it's going to sneak through.
"The big item (in more ways than one) for this release is the addition of s390 support. As it is not actually provided in the tarball, you will need to use git to fetch it. You will also need a mainframe."
"Competition is a good thing. There's nothing like a flurry of patches following an unfavorable benchmark for one side or the other."
"We're in include hell, I think."
"About as cool as a fart in a spacesuit."
"If you truly wish to relinquish ALL rights then public domain is exactly that. This is obviously the most free. If additionally you wish to retain attribution only then /usr/src/share/misc/license.template is a great choice. This is probably the most free except for public domain. If it bothers you if Microsoft uses your performance in a Vista ad then you must pick something else.
"Is it your argument that consistent coding style is bad?
"I realize that getting the POWER people to accept that they have been total morons when it comes to VM for the last three decades is hard, but somebody in the POWER hardware design camp should (a) be told and (b) be really ashamed of themselves."
"Any problems beyond that point are ones you need to take up with Nvidia as they have all the source code but we don't have theirs."
"Various other artists think they have the One True Solution and I got tired of arguing, so I thought I would just make it available in my tree and when folks realize they need it they know where to get it."