Re: [mu OT] Leading and following? (was: [mu TECH] - Possible to use this for Websurfer Pro?)

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 14:49:42 CEST

On Sat, Jun 03, 2000 at 01:33:32PM +0200, Karl-Heinz Zimmer nicely wrote:
> Forget about the 'Leadership' of Linus or Michele: they are
> not Leaders but they are nice people who offer a great part
> of there free time to realize an idea.

"Nice people who offer a great part of there free time to realize
an idea" is a good definition for a "saint", or a "maniacal", not
for "leader". A true leader manage and monopolize other people's
free time, not own. In this sense, I feel me maniacal: to project an
yet-another-Linux-distribution is maniacal, how to project another
operating system.

Leader like much to control other people, also in the total sense.
In this sense, Hitler and Mussolini are leaders. I take pleasure
controlling myself, not other. I'm definitevely maniacal, not
leader. There are people who not fall neither in the class "leader",
neither in the class "gregarious". I call them "maniacals": they
experiments a sort of maladjusting towards real world.

I can't absolutely be compared to Linus Torvalds! Oh,oh: this is
matter of many, many order of magnitude, unfortunately. It fall in the
class of saints!

I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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