In that thread he does not display any anger.
The story has hit slashdot too:
Very Very ANGRY Linus Torvalds !!
http://efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=111008In what can be termed as one of the most heated arguments in the tech world, an Intel Linux developer Sarah Sharp has requested Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, to put an end to verbal abusing on mailing list and adopt professional behavior.
To make things shorter:
Originally Posted by TorvaldsOriginally Posted by IntelI think Torvalds is completely correct. Its okay to be angered and its okay to tell about it without boundaries. With boundaries, it does result in internal illnesses, physical and psychical, it does result in double standards, "fake politeness" and in the end - dead backstabbing development.Originally Posted by Torvalds response
The problem is - understanding this and expressing naturally is one part, being able to understand critique and find its source is another part. It requires qualified matured person like Torvalds to understand his response and not get pissed off. This is why, for "normal" (as in "sheep" from "herd" who can't think for themself, but copy-paste behavior around) people, "professional politeness" was born. But in the end, it does more damage to individuals and its completely different from hacker culture, hackers being people who read taoism etc, not modern copy-paste western pseudo-psychology books.
I find his rants quite amusing, though I'm happy not to be on the receiving end :P
I have absolutely no proof of this, when it comes to Linus, but unfiltered people tends to not hold grudges, and are mostly pleasant beings, if you learn from what they tell you. Trolls and elitists are another story entirely though.
Torvalds, dishing out STFUs since 1991. And it's a lot of fun too - if you're not on the receiving end :-)
I don't see anything wrong going on. Kernel dev made a huge sloppy mistake, Mr. Torvalds straightened them out.
Like a boss.Mr. Torvalds:
I'm sitting in my home office wearing a bathrobe.