Re: [linux-dvb] Re: Critical points about kernel 2.6.21 and pseudo-authorities
From: Helge Hafting
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 07:31:06 EST
Uwe Bugla wrote:
In this ten Emails you will yourself see the intellectual and technical proof in how far Mr. Chehab is acting with nothing else but:Please note that there are ways to replace a bad maintainer.
We still try to keep it polite.
b. Unproven thesis
and so on.
THIS MAN HAS NO IDEA, BUT HE HAS THE POWER!
But note that you can't have someone "fired", no matter how bad they
do their job. A bad maintainer is usually better than none - the bad
maintainer might improve. Or at least get some simple stuff done.
You therefore replace a bad maintainer by taking over the position.
Contact whoever is above the maintainer (Linus or some other
higher-level maintainer). You explain the problem, and you must also
show that you have the time and knowledge to do a better job.
You can, for example, maintain the same subsystem in parallel. After a
all interested parties sees that your tree works better and that
communicating with you is easier.
If you aren't prepared to do this - then you have to live with the current
maintainer. There is no staff ready to replace maintainers after
complaints, a volunteer doing a better job is always necessary.
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