I remember some of the early Linux kernel debates; they were pretty heated, too. But this #blocksize #bitcoin
debate is qualitatively worse; at least in Linux, Linus kept debates centred upon engineering questions: how could we do XYZ with minimal suckage?
I wrote a roadmap for what technical issues we'd need to solve to enlarge the bitcoin blocksize while minimizing centralization risk. But I haven't published it because I fear the debate has gotten too polarised and toxic for meaningful contributions, and I'm better off ignoring it and keeping my head down.
Hey, I'm just a minor code contributor, says right here on the label!