Boost logo

Boost :

From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-07 17:47:41

on Thu Jun 07 2007, Phil Richards <> wrote:

>> Also, although he claims never to do backups, it's clear from Linus'
>> talk that he has a complicated system with layers of firewalls, etc.,
>> protecting his data... which means that in a project like ours,
>> individuals can't "play master" with the same level of reliability that
>> Linus does.
> The rest of the world is Linus' backup.

So he claims. And yet, he says he keeps his email so well-hidden that
he can't touch it when he travels. So clearly he's not replicating
all his data everywhere. It's fine not to back up if you're sure that
50 other people you trust -- or even 5 -- are constantly replicating
your data in real time. Most of us won't have that assurance.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at