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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] Embedded Maintainer(s), list
    On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 18:42 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
    > Andrew Morton has been saying recently that we need an 'embedded
    > maintainer', to take responsibility for 'embedded issues' in the core
    > kernel, as well as trying to improve our relationship with those using
    > the Linux kernel for 'embedded' devices -- who have a reputation of
    > not working with us very closely; to their detriment as well as our
    > own.
    > Various people, including myself, have been doing that kind of thing
    > on and off over the years anyway, but Andrew is probably right that
    > it's worth having someone listed in the MAINTAINERS file who actually
    > considers it their responsibility, and as a point of contact for
    > people seeking advice, review, etc.
    > I've volunteered to take a more active rôle in this, and Wind River
    > has agreed to assign Paul Gortmaker to it, too. The following patch
    > adds both of us to the MAINTAINERS file.

    Excellent news.

    > We have also set up a mailing list,,
    > where development related to embedded stuff can happen in a slightly
    > less noisy environment than the main linux-kernel list. We'd like to
    > encourage anyone working on Linux in embedded devices to join the list.

    Do you see this list as a general embedded patch/issues discussion list,
    a help list, a list for vendors to interact with the community, or all
    of the above?

    I ask because having the entry in MAINTAINERS is great, but I expect
    some to be a bit confused as to what that actually means.


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