12 Mar 2005 chromatic   » (Master)

People to Ignore in Software Development:

When discussing feature requests, development practices, and design issues of any public software project, reasonable people will disagree. That's fine. It's normal. It happens. It can be healthy if you deal with them appropriately.

However, sometimes some people draw lines in the sand around one position -- whatever the position -- and say something like:

Which is exactly why open source software will never replace commercial software or Microsoft.

Flip the bozo bit. Flip them all. Don't argue. Don't read any further. Above all, don't take the person seriously.

There might be merit to the argument, but you're not going to hear it from that source.

(You probably should ignore the people who continue the argument from that point too, but I don't like to flip the entire double-word of bozo bits immediately.)

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