"That's very nice, but ... what is it? It would be really helpful if each patch series came with some kind of description of what problem the patches try to solve and how it solves it :)"
"I don't think we little angels want to tread here."
"This is no problem for the actual kernel: if you use linux you just have to make the sources available for the kernel - the copyleft doesn't matter for any programs running under linux (even if that would have been legal, which I doubt, it's not a restriction I would have wanted to put anyway).
"First attempt at git, so please pull carefully."
"That code is not free enough for us to use, and therefore we don't use it."
"I don't think there's any benefit to anyone for developers to hide their stuff on remote mailing lists. Copying lkml increases the chances that someone will spot a bug or some improvement and it generally keeps people informed as to what's going on. Yeah, 120,000 messages/year. But a lot of them are just noise. Patches are important."
"While it's entirely possible that linux won't work on the machines (it does happen), the fact that it doesn't work on *any* of them makes me wonder about your boot-disk (and possibly root-disk) integrity. Linux does work on most AT-386's it seems."
"Frankly I don't care about apparmor, I don't see it as a serious project. Smack is kind of neat but looks like a nicer way to specify selinux rules."
"You are trying to make sure that maintainers of code -- ie. any random joe who wants to improve the code in the future -- has LESS ACCESS to docs later on because someone signed an NDA to write it in the first place."
"The fact is, security people *are* insane. You just argue all the time, instead of doing anything productive. So please don't include me in the Cc on your insane arguments - instead do something productive and I'm interested."
"It wouldn't be efficient for you to implement something new, only to have it criticized again. I'd suggest that you come up with a concrete design, describe to us what you propose to do and let's take it from there."
"Sometimes I'm tardy and miss things for weeks and need prodding, and sometimes I pull almost before you've sent the 'please pull' message. I'm unpredictable. Or keeping you on your toes. Or incompetent. Pick whatever suits your mood ;)"