Linus on Fake Profesionalism

Linus Torvalds (approx June 2013) reply to fellow Linux kernel developer who asked him to “act professional” and stop shouting and throwing swearwords at co-workers:

If you want me to “act professional”, I can tell you that I’m not interested. I’m sitting in my home office wearing a bathrobe. The same way I’m not going to start wearing ties, I’m *also* not going to buy into the fake politeness, the lying, the office politics and backstabbing, the passive aggressiveness, and the buzzwords. Because THAT is what “acting professionally” results in: people resort to all kinds of really nasty things because they are forced to act out their normal urges in unnatural ways.

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