The petulant reactions from some of the Linux/open-source community over what Linus Torvalds himself said about his own dickish behaviour and that of the community writ large isn't surprising at all.

I expected It to happen. It serves as a reminder that no matter what you do and no matter what *they* tell you, they're unwilling to change and unreasonable to boot.

Linus took a hell of a long time to step back and reflect but better late than never, I suppose. The real/hard work for him begins now and it's incumbent on him to ensure he follows through on it. Not just because it'll mean jack shit if he ends up reverting to type but because *he* said he'd undergo that process. It's his word and honour on the line in addition to everything else.

As for the dickheads having a meltdown about Linus' decree and intentions? It's of no consequence.

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The pricksticks of Linux know they don't have to change because the power they weilded is officially arbitrary in the grand scheme of things.

However, they have in essence made their sector of the community a no-go zone. This is what they want and this is helpful to the rest of is. That's a win-win in my book. Now we can go ahead and move on without them. No more pandering to the twats in the community. This is a virtual and genuine amnesty moment.

How you choose to proceed is your business.

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