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Torvalds gets tough on kernel coders

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Linus Torvalds has threatened that if developers add 'last-minute things' to the next version of the Linux kernel he will 'refuse to merge, and laugh in their faces derisively.'

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux and the maintainer of the development kernel, is cracking down on developers that add last-minute changes to the kernel.

The kernel development team recently set a policy that new features must be added to the next version of the kernel during the two weeks after the release of the previous version.

Torvalds added that he plans to get tough on people that add things to the kernel too late.

"People always complain that I'm being too soft. Not so this time," said Torvalds.

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