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:

a. Lies
b. Unproven thesis
c. Stigmatizations

and so on.

Please note that there are ways to replace a bad maintainer. We still try to keep it polite.

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 while,
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.

Helge Hafting

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