NONE of those are in the ten-twenty people group.
How many people do you think fits in a small group? Hint. It sure isn't
all 300 on the maintainers list.
> Ah. So being listed in the maintainers list doesn't mean someone is actually
> a maintainer it makes sense to forward patches to?
Sure it does.
It just doesn't mean that they should send stuff to _me_.
Did you not understand my point about scalability? I can work with a
limited number of people, and those people can work with _their_ limited
number of people etc etc.
The MAINTAINERS file is _not_ a list of people I work with on a daily
basis. In fact, I don't necessarily even recognize the names of all those
Let's take an example. Let's say that you had a patch for ppp. You'd send
the patch to Paul Mackerras. He, in turn, would send his patches to David
Miller (who knows a hell of a lot better what it's all about than I do).
And he in turn sends them to me.
They are both maintainers. That doesn't mean that I necessarily work with
every maintainer directly.
Or look at USB: I get the USB patches from Greg, and he gets them from
various different people. Johannes Erdfelt is the maintainer for uhci.c,
and he sends them to Greg, not to me.
Why? Because having hundreds of people emailing me _obviously_ doesn't
scale. Never has, never will. It may work over short timeperiods wih lots
of energy, but it obviously isn't a stable setup.
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