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Re: linux kernel developement

On Tue, 16 Jun 2009, Tim wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 10:07 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> > this is at least the second time you've used this mailing list to
> > ask an exceptionally trivial and/or badly-defined question.  you
> > need to stop asking questions like this and do some *reading*.
> While I understand the sentiment, and somewhat agree, a slightly
> less harsh reproach may be better.  Do we know anything about this
> person? You could well be whipping some young teen who's just
> getting started, but decides to give it in.  Reserve the
> clue-by-fours for later use.

  i understand, and i apologize for the overly harsh tone, but this is
the same person who spawned an entire thread asking how to *use* ssh
to simply log in, and is now asking a spectacularly wide-ranging and
ill-defined question about how to be a linux "developer", with no
further detail.  that strikes me as borderline abuse of this mailing
list, which isn't even related to kernel or linux development.

  and i *did* give some advice -- find the right mailing lists, join,
*listen* for a while to get up to speed, read.  as it stands, the
impression i get of this poster is someone who, the *instant* he has a
question, jumps to the mailing list without spending any time with

  others are welcome to help this person, but that would seem to be
going outside the mandate of this list.


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