"Rule #1 in kernel programming: don't *ever* think that things actually work the way they are documented to work. The documentation is a starting point, nothing else."
"I'd like to get rid of some of the glass, and replace it with padding. Because you all know we'd all fit better in a padded room than a glass house.."
"So basically, we're spending several seconds just doing stupid make-believe work and moving the index array around. Ouch."
"Standards are just papers. Yes, they're important, but they are definitely not more important than anything else, and they are a lot _less_ important than some people seem to think."
"... as you probably all have noticed. I've been up all night writing this report for the 'CS Course from Hell' (*), and haven't had time to play with linux. I'll get it done tonight if I can keep awake that long."
"It's all just too damn subtle and clever. Something like this should not need to be that subtle."
"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).
"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."
"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."
"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 ;)"