Re: [PATCH] Remove non-MAINTAINERS email address references forLennert Buytenhek.

From: David Miller
Date: Sun Apr 10 2011 - 16:29:05 EST

From: Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:27:16 +0200

> The problem is that half of them are out of date. I at first sent a
> patch to change them all over to buytenh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, but then got:
> which seemed sensible. :-/

It's not just about maintainership, it's about copyright too.

For example, whether someone does or does not use their employer's
email address in the copyright can have an impact on whether their
employer can make a claim on copyright of the work. There
are therefore real implications for what email address is there.

Like Andrew said, if people want to reach the active maintainer
they can use MAINTAINERS or look into the recent GIT logs for
the associated files.

Changing copyright email addresses can get into unrelated areas.
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