Is Linus Torvalds too abusive on the Linux Kernel Mailing List?

Sparks are flying on the Linux Kernel Mailing List!

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Still, it makes for a bit of juicy drama for Linux geeks who weren't aware of what's been happening on the LKML all these years.

In the end, I think I have to come down on the side of Linus (particularly given Sarah's use of a profanity in her own message). Despite some of the nastiness, I'd rather that a free exchange of ideas continue on the LKML, even if some of it takes place in ways that wouldn't happen in a corporate environment. Such blunt honesty and direct feedback has probably served Linux well over the years.

What's your take on this? Is Linus right? Is Sarah right? Or are they both wrong? Tell me in the comments.

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