Re: Request for comment -- a better attribution system

From: Roger Gammans (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 06:51:42 EST

On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 01:49:16PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Apr 2001, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > David Woodhouse <>:
> > > Then you're going to conjure up maintainers for the code which is currently
> > > orphaned?
> >
> > That's a *really* hard problem. I don't know how to solve that one myself.
> You could volunteer to maintain all the code you reveal
> to be orphaned ...
> *runs like hell*

I'm not sure Eric would have to.

It's entirley possible the problem will solve itself
when/if people like myself who hang around the edge of
kernel dev , find their favourite piece of kernel has
no maintainer - and volunteer.

So Eric solution may get new maintainers to appear for orphaned code
as 'if by magic'

Alternatively not, of course.


     Think of the mess on the carpet. Sensible people do all their
     demon-summoning in the garage, which you can just hose down afterwards.
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