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SubjectRe: Request for comment -- a better attribution system
On Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 11:49:42AM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
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> If this proposal meets with approval, I am willing to do three things:

Sounds good for me.

>
> 1. Generate a patch to distribute the information presently in the
> MAINTAINERS file into map blocks and %Map files.
>
> 2. Write a tool for querying the map database.

Since C: is here, it would be superb if the make ...config tools have
button to show this information, but since you maintain this stuff I'm
sure that you allready think about this :-)

>
> 3. (Background task, with which I would expect help) Chase down more
> map entries and verify information in old entries.
>
> Thanks to Andreas Dilger for suggesting the basic idea.
>
> Comments are solicited.
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> <a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
>
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