svn commit: r211501 - in head/sys: modules modules/send netinet netinet6 sys

M. Warner Losh imp at
Mon Aug 23 12:57:27 UTC 2010

In message: <20100823070057.GA6278 at>
            Alexey Dokuchaev <danfe at> writes:
: That said, I wish we all grow a thiker skin and start actually value the
: criticism like we did in the old days.

We do value criticism, when it is constructive, flexible and well

The point that everybody has been making is that Doug's criticism
didn't meet these criteria.  He chose a bad example (Ana already had a
man page in review, evidently) and pressed it beyond all reason.  The
project has grown to this point because although we have guidelines,
we intelligently apply them rather than having cast-in-stone rules
(just look at our bylaws, for example).

In addition, he presented no evidence to show that we have a problem
that's worse than before.  He didn't pick, say, those items added in
the last year that still don't have documentation to bolster his case,
nor did he research to see if there might be a small group of people
that don't document and address his concerns to them rather than the
whole group which my experience tells me is doing a good, but not
perfect, job with documentation.

In short, he flew off the handle at an issue he feels strongly about,
and has been somewhat inflexible about accepting this very criticism.


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