Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by kernelnewbies.orgregarding reiser4 inclusion

From: Eric Sandeen
Date: Sat Jul 22 2006 - 10:29:21 EST

Theodore Tso wrote:
On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 01:46:18PM -0600, Hans Reiser wrote:
Consider what happened with XFS as the article writer mentions. I met
the original XFS team, led by two very senior developers (Jim Grey, and
another fellow whose name I am blanking on, forgive me, I learned much
from him in just a few conversations).

I believe you are referring to Jim Mostek and Steve Lord, and yes,
they were very talented developers and engineers. I very much enjoyed
talking to them at various filesystem and Linux conferences and

supervision. What happened? They got hassled. Instead of learning
from them, welcoming into our community two very senior developers who
knew a lot more than any of us about the topics they chose to speak
about, they got hassled, they get ignored, they felt rejected, and left
the Linux community forever, never to return.

That's hardly what happened. SGI went through layoffs, and they were
hit. See:

Jim & Steve were never laid off from SGI. SGI mgmt -was- smarter than that ;)
Neither account above is 100% correct, but I won't speak further on behalf of these gentlemen...

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