Re: Adrian Bunk is now taking over the 2.6.16-stable branch

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 18:44:01 EST

Ar Llu, 2006-08-21 am 00:30 +0200, ysgrifennodd Andrea Arcangeli:
> On Sat, Aug 05, 2006 at 09:52:34PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > Greg didn't "elect" anyone, Adrian volunteered to maintain something
> > that had been dropped by the -stable developers and no one else was
> > going to maintain.
> Did you ever call for a maintainer list of volunteers?

That isn't the normal way of doing things around here. Linus has always
taken the approach of picking who he trusts to hand stuff onto, as have
others when handing on further.

> To me an official 2.6.16-stable in the hands of the only guy who
> proposed himself as maintainer, sounds worse than no stable tree at
> all.

2.6.16-stable is in the hands of someone that Greg (2.6.17-stable, ex
2.6.16-stable, 2.6 head temporary chief maintainer) thinks is a good
person to do the job. That sounds to me quite sensible selection
criteria, and Adrian is certainly up to the job.


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