I have devoted an unfortunate amount of my brain to Eric S. Raymond's opinions of... things... so that I have something to fire back when anyone earnestly quotes him.


for every quotable 'feel good' comment by ESR on FOSS/Open-Source there is a feel-bad comment about, oh, white supremacy wrt programming, the tech feminist cabal to destroy Linus, how homosexuals are generally pedophiles, etc. stop quoting him.

@wilkie ESR is trash, so is RMS (altough RMS might not be as forward with the terrible ideas).

I guess it is time to bin the old guard and start listening to the new generation of open source devs or something

@wilkie do you have a good alternative for "how to ask smart questions on IRC"?

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