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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 08:33:03PM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> > Yes, we should cc our patches to a patchbot:
> >
> > -> goes to linus
> > -> goes to marcello
> > -> goes to gregkh, regardless of 2.4/2.5
> > etc.
> >
> > The vast sea of eyeballs will do the rest. A web interface would be a nice
> > bonus, but 'patch sent and seen to be sent, to whom, when, what, why' is
> > the essential ingredient.
> And of course there's not much point in having patches go to that list that
> AREN'T public

If mail sent to the above addresses is not public somehow, the idea
is a non-starter.

> Of course this still doesn't address the problem of patches going stale if
> they're not applied for a version or two and something else that goes in
> breaks them...

If you really want to be a patch penguin then.... just do it.

You don't need specific permission to pick up, update, and maintain
patches that don't make it into the Linus tree on the first try.


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