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SubjectRe: [linux-dvb] Re: Critical points about kernel 2.6.21 and pseudo-authorities

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Datum: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 13:21:29 +0200
Von: Helge Hafting <>
An: Uwe Bugla <>
Betreff: Re: [linux-dvb] Re: Critical points about kernel 2.6.21 and pseudo-authorities

> Uwe Bugla wrote:
> > In this ten Emails you will yourself see the intellectual and technical
> proof in how far Mr. Chehab is acting with nothing else but:
> >
> > a. Lies
> > b. Unproven thesis
> > c. Stigmatizations
> >
> > and so on.
> >
> >
> Please note that there are ways to replace a bad maintainer.
> We still try to keep it polite.
> But note that you can't have someone "fired", no matter how bad they
> do their job. A bad maintainer is usually better than none - the bad
> maintainer might improve. Or at least get some simple stuff done.
> You therefore replace a bad maintainer by taking over the position.
> Contact whoever is above the maintainer (Linus or some other
> higher-level maintainer). You explain the problem, and you must also
> show that you have the time and knowledge to do a better job.

Hi Helge,
A. I do neither have enough skills to take up a maintainers role
B. Linus and Andrew are high-leveled informed about the whole structural problem, but they close their eyes, they simply do not want to see the necessity of a replacement.
That is at least my impression.

> You can, for example, maintain the same subsystem in parallel. After a
> while,
> all interested parties sees that your tree works better and that
> communicating with you is easier.
> If you aren't prepared to do this - then you have to live with the current
> maintainer. There is no staff ready to replace maintainers after
> complaints, a volunteer doing a better job is always necessary.

Neither nor: I do not livbe with persons like Chehab and others, no matter what the consequence is. To be truthful I would strategically prefare a vacuum at the price that the work isn't even done for months.
ONLY IF there is a personnel vacuum the necessity for others to volunteer will arise.

So if you want a real change you gotta first kick the reactionary dumb bastards off from their seats without any return ticket - without that there won't be any changes at all!

But the practice now is the typical "Sit out and do not react at all" behaviour as far as Chehab himself is concerned - Germans remember that reactionary gesture from the time when Hellmut Kohl was chancellor for 16 horrible years.....

So there will be no "soft" or "polite" solution at all, but only a harsh and rude one:
"Kick out the Jams!"

> Helge Hafting

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