Unfortunately they win points... in some way. An example with a person that is not very famous in the community nor was involved in this tweets exchange: there was this early times Redis user that always tried to contribute, which was fine. However all hits contribs where half-finished, or broken, or some other problem like that, so I politely refused the contribs. He got frustrated and started to point the finger at me for me distributed systems misunderstandings, and so forth, and started to write blog posts about abstract concepts that made he seem smart. No real content, no real code shipped for years, just blabla, and endorsing systems which are super safe during partitions and all the rest is shit and so forth. Know what? He started to be hired by companies in this space. However if you look at the hires story you see him jumping each 6 months to a new company since the fact he is not able to actually do work is something people eventually realize. Now every time there is some Redis drama and he adds his voice I think that in this world we can't have good things, really.