Linus Torvalds Interview about niceness in Open Source
I totally understand what Linus is saying, and I agree 100% that ideas should be attacked and defended in an open arena where people's feelings might get hurt.
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He calls them morons, idiots, he attacks their education, he lambasts people by name for making decisions he doesn't agree with. He says he likes to argue, and that's fine, but he doesn't seem capable of having a reasonable and assertive discussion about difficult issues without resorting to expletives, capital letters, exclamation points, and personal attacks on other people's reputation. And the only reason he gets away with it is that he is Linus Torvalds.