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    Subject[PATCH] module_author: don't advice putting in an email address
    Hi Rusty.

    Following up the recent MODULE_MAINTAINER discussion:

    that concluded with MODULE_MAINTAINER not being a good idea, here's a small
    patch that just deletes the advice of including an email address in the
    MODULE_AUTHOR tag as suggested (and not objected to) at the end of it.

    The email address is the problem I was trying to fix; with multiple current
    and non-current authors and maintainers who might not even be authors the
    address(es) available from the tag confuse the issue of whom to contact.
    It's moreover also information that easily outdated.

    A bit more than half of the tags in the tree don't include an email address
    already and I'll submit patches removing more...


    commit 3b4fa382d5a6a3d9afdcb5a9232d63c47391fb30
    Author: Rene Herman <>
    Date: Fri May 11 02:24:35 2007 +0200

    module_author: don't advice putting in an email address

    It's information that's easily outdated and easily mistaken for
    a driver contact which is a problem especially for modules with
    multiple current and non-current authors as well as for modules
    with a maintainer who may not even be a module author.

    Signed-off-by: Rene Herman <>

    diff --git a/include/linux/module.h b/include/linux/module.h
    index 792d483..e6e0f86 100644
    --- a/include/linux/module.h
    +++ b/include/linux/module.h
    @@ -124,7 +124,7 @@ extern struct module __this_module;
    #define MODULE_LICENSE(_license) MODULE_INFO(license, _license)

    -/* Author, ideally of form NAME <EMAIL>[, NAME <EMAIL>]*[ and NAME <EMAIL>] */
    +/* Author, ideally of form NAME[, NAME]*[ and NAME] */
    #define MODULE_AUTHOR(_author) MODULE_INFO(author, _author)

    /* What your module does. */
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