Minimum set of primitives?

Fri, 20 Mar 1998 12:48:24 -0500 (EST)

On 20 Mar 1998, Harvey J. Stein wrote:
> (the networking support, the
> ext2fs file system, ...).  I think Linus was pretty open about
> accepting such contributions.  I'd consider him more as a "patch
> coordinator" than as a head of development who "kept control over
> everything".

He rejected some changes, though, and he maintained pretty strong
control over the overall framework.  

He says he should have made the backspace key emit control-H instead of
\x7f, and a lot of people wanted him to do that.  He refused at the time.