[lkml]   [2007]   [Sep]   [18]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Wasting our Freedom
Can E. Acar wrote:
> As long as it is not a derived work, Reyk gets to decide who is in the
> copyright. Even if it is a derived work, it is polite to ask.

Additional work went in, thus additional copyrights were added.

> I am really disappointed by all this. I would have expected that once
> such a patch is suggested (let alone being committed to some public place)

In a purely open development environment, even personal developer trees
are made public. That's the way we _want_ development to occur. Out in
public, with a full audit trail.

Your implied ideal scenario is tantamount to guaranteeing that mistakes
are never committed to a public repository anywhere. Mistakes will
happen. Even legal mistakes. In public.

> some senior/respected/responsible Linux person would tell them what they
> are doing is wrong. Right from the start.

What you are seeing is an example of mistakes that were caught in
review, and corrected.

That's how any scalable review process works... the developer reviews
his own work. the team reviews the developer's work. the maintainer
reviews the team's work. the next maintainer reviews. and so on, to
the top.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2007-09-18 21:41    [W:0.114 / U:2.876 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site