[rescue] Linux wet paint, was Re: Spark10 CPU question (must fix - SPARC damnit :-) )

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Sat Dec 17 10:00:28 CST 2016

On 12/17/2016 04:41 AM, Meelis Roos wrote:
> In a small and controlled team you can force the focus on some spewcific
> features and polish these features until they are done. But you can not
> scale that model out to lots of developers and lots of features - at
> least not with developer doingit for their own fun.
> To scale the scope with enthusiast developers, you can do most of the
> feature development easily but yoiu have to leave the tail of quality
> control to someone more motivated.

Most Linux code is written by professionals, not enthusiasts. Intel, Red 
Hat, Samsung, IBM, all have large, full-time teams working on the Linux 

Solaris was also written by an extremely large team, reflecting diverse 
interests inside Sun.   Perhaps obviously, Sun Microelectronics, 
SunSoft, and the compilers team all had slightly different needs from 
the "Solaris" project.

There's no "magic bullet."  Large teams are hard to organize.  Interests 
never align perfectly.

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