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Subject[PATCH V3] MAINTAINERS: Document list types, add "A:" section type, update NETFILTER
On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 12:31 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> This is a little stab-through-the-back -
> rather than "subscribers-only", I'd use "subscriber-free" or FFA,
> or just leave it blank and use "subscribers-only" instead
> for these.

Here's another option:

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <>

index 745643b..8abf3be 100644
@@ -69,7 +69,20 @@ Descriptions of section entries:

P: Person (obsolete)
M: Mail patches to: FullName <address@domain>
- L: Mailing list that is relevant to this area
+ L: Mailing list that should receive patches, bug reports or
+ developer questions.
+ Mailing lists can be one of:
+ (open list): the default, unmarked case
+ Subscription to the list is not required, but emails
+ may be rejected by spam filters without notification.
+ (moderated for non-subscribers):
+ emails from non-subscribers are actively filtered
+ and may be arbitrarily delayed or rejected without
+ notification if off-topic. Upon receipt of the email,
+ a moderation notification email may be automatically
+ sent by the list manager.
+ (subscribers-only):
+ emails from non-subscribers are not accepted.
W: Web-page with status/info
T: SCM tree type and location. Type is one of: git, hg, quilt, stgit.
S: Status, one of the following:
@@ -102,6 +115,7 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
matches patches or files that contain one or more of the words
printk, pr_info or pr_err
One regex pattern per line. Multiple K: lines acceptable.
+ A: Additional useful unstructured information.

Note: For the hard of thinking, this list is meant to remain in alphabetical
order. If you could add yourselves to it in alphabetical order that would be
@@ -3742,8 +3756,8 @@ P: Harald Welte
P: Jozsef Kadlecsik
M: Patrick McHardy <>
+A: (email list for user issues)
+A: (private emails to core developers)
T: git git://

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