Poul-Henning Kamp

Why Should I Care What Color the Bikeshed Is?

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The really, really short answer is that you should not. The somewhat longer answer is that just because you are capable of building a bikeshed does not mean you should stop others from building one just because you do not like the color they plan to paint it.

"Bikeshedding" was coined as a metaphor of Parkinson's law of triviality by Poul-Henning Kamp, known for his work on popular open source projects like FreeBSD (Free Berkeley Software Distribution) and Varnish cache.