On software communities, "Rock star" programmers, and... Linus


Published in Sam's Blog on May, 2012

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About the article

Every few months, Linus Torvalds gets called out for "being an arsehole to newbies", or "having a bad attitude", or "not presenting a friendly face for the software community". It's been a couple of weeks since the last time (damnit, Linus!), so I think it's safe to make this post now without it being seen as a continuation of whatever conversation that was.

Samuel Levy is a software architect, developer and consultant.

He owns and operates Determined Development, a small web development and consulting company operating out of Brisbane, Australia.

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