"Sorry, but I've had it with this stuff and I'm tired of fixing everyone else's stuff. I'm just going to ship it. Good luck."
Yikes... Morton scares me. If he doesn't want to fix other people's code, then he should DROP those patches... not ship them.
That screenshot was virtually unreadable. Is he fond of turning his screen contrast up to such eye-searing levels? Or was it just a too-long exposure taken with a hand-held camera?
What? If it's not working it should not be shipped. Drop the patches, don't forward them.
Am I misunderstanding this or is Andrew (hinting at) being reckless?
Andrew "ships" to the other developers. His tree holds the patches from other developers that are likely to make into Linus's tree next. (Linus's tree is the one that is actually released to users. Even then, the code will probably be modified the user's distro.)
The idea is that interested developers can tell how everyone's shiny new patches are going to interact and adjust. I don't know how well it works in practice; IANALKH. (I am not a Linux kernel hacker.) But this is how I understand things to work.