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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [BK PATCH] USB changes for 2.5.34
On Sun, Sep 15, 2002 at 07:13:18PM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> the code would have fixed it already? It's almost never as simple as a
> naive point of view thinks it is and that's exactly why you don't want
> people hacking about in that code. Either understand it and really fix
> it, own it, maintain it, live with it, or leave it alone.

Sometimes people who maintain the code move on to other things.

So, maintenance is sometimes required by people who do not have
"maintenance of this code" in their job description. When I'm paying
their salary, they get to fix other peoples code, even if it's none of
their business.

Now preferably such a fix would be passed through a maintainer who can
say (with his intimate knowledge of the code): "Oops, you're right
your patch is indeed an improvement".

If that's not possible, we'll have to make do with some testing.


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