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SubjectRe: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Update maintainer list for virtio i2c
On Wed, Dec 14, 2022 at 04:26:42PM +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> On 14-12-22, 11:20, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> > Dunno if this is really a rule, but if a maintainer steps out and makes
> > sure there is someone to pick up the work, this is more than welcome.
> > Way better than a stale entry in the MAINTAINERS file.
> Sure, a stale entry is always bad.
> > I mean, it does not limit the chance to have further maintainers, for
> > example. I believe in meritocracy here. Those who do and collaborate,
> > shall get responsibility. If not, then not. We can fix this, too, if
> > needed.
> >
> > What is the reason for your question?
> It was a general question that I asked myself and didn't know an
> answer to. I wasn't sure if adding someone to be a maintainer here to
> a driver, which they haven't contributed to until now (at least based
> on open source commits), is right or not, since this isn't a stale
> entry in MAINTAINERS anyway.
> An entry as R: would be okay normally IMO, as this makes sure
> interested party is kept aware of the development in the area. An M:
> entry somehow gives a higher level of authority to the person and
> without any prior contributions, it feels tricky at least.
> Anyway, I don't have any objection to the patch at least as it was
> primarily developed by Intel engineers.
> Acked-by: Viresh Kumar <>

If a maintainer acks a patch I generally expect that the patch is good.
If we have a maintainer who's not familiar with the codebase, this
assumption does not hold.
R: would be ok with me.

> --
> viresh

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