From: Krzysztof Halasa
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 15:38:23 EST

Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I don't think we want to expose maintainership information to users at
> all:
> - duplicates information in MAINTAINERS
> - maintainers sometimes disappear
> - the 3 year old kernel of your distribution would contain 3 year old
> maintainership information

Right. Summary: adding maintainer info to source code and/or
compiled modules doesn't seem to make any sense.

> IMHO the default should be that users report problems with distribution
> kernels to their distribution and problems with kernels
> to either linux-kernel or the kernel Bugzilla.

Yep. But it's really easy to miss something in lkml and/or in
more specific lists, and the Bugzilla isn't email. That means
we need a WWW-browseable database, with:
a) maintainers registrations with a simple email verification or
something like that
b) possibility for registered people to declare they now maintain
(or not) specific portions of the kernel
c) possibility for anyone to retrieve this information.

Other options?
Krzysztof Halasa
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