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SubjectRe: Adrian Bunk is now taking over the 2.6.16-stable branch
On Mon, 21 Aug 2006 00:30:46 +0200
Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de> wrote:

> I think it would be great to have the users choosing their preferred
> maintainer to end the era of maintainers being decided by other
> maintainers like you actually did. A simple website on kernel.org can
> achieve it, where users can registers for voting and the maintainers
> willing to maintain 2.6-stable can registers themself too. That's at
> least less random than the current status if what you said above is
> true and if 2.6.16-stable is meant to reach any critical mass.

There's no need for a vote. Users already vote for a maintainer when
they decide to use a paticular kernel tree.

No user is forced to follow a particular maintainer. And anyone can step
up and declare that they are also offering a maintained tree.

And this situation is already self correcting; if no users follow, it's
unlikely that a maintainer will continue doing the required work. And
if a maintainer doesn't do a satisfactory job, it's very unlikely many
people will choose to use that tree.

Sean
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