> 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.
That's fine, but there's a major problem with your scheme. What happens
with all the stuff for which no one is listed in MAINTAINERS? For example,
no one owns linux/Documentation. As the person nominally in charge of
linux/Documentation/Changes, there's no one between me and you, period, let
alone anyone between me and you that you trust.... And I realize that you
don't consider documentation very important, but there are other segments of
the Linux source tree for which this breakdown in hierarchy is also true....
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