Re: Request for comment -- a better attribution system

Horst von Brand (
Tue, 24 Apr 2001 09:14:41 -0400

Roger Gammans <> said:


> 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.

What stops you right now from to trying to find the maintainer(s) and work
with them on that very same piece of code? If nobody shows up, you could
take over if need be.

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

People who want to take over "because it is s00 k3w1 to be a maintainer"
with no real interest in the code, just in the fact that it is orphaned...

Dr. Horst H. von Brand             
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