> has mentioned one very eminent "cathedral product",
> namely tex itself.
TeX is more ``tablets of stone handed down'', rather than something
``centrally maintained in a Cathedral''. The question is how best to let
latex develop. TeXs model of no development at all, and don't fix any
bugs if you can conceivably get away with calling them a feature
is not one that really appeals. That is not to criticise DEK (much:-)
he has after all a book or two to write, and does encourage the
developments of non-texs like pdftex.
> Of course Linus is much kinder than Them.
so how often has Linus given you a lift to the airport?