Linux: Determining Maintainers
Aug 16, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
"In an overwhelmingly large series of 556 patches, Joe Perches
attempted to track down maintainers for a significant number of
files within the Linux kernel source tree. He explained, 'I grew
weary of looking up the appropriate maintainer email address(es) to
CC: for a patch,' adding a new line format to the kernel
MAINTAINERS file parsed by a new get_maintainer.pl script.
"Much of the feedback was criticism of the large number of
patches that flooded the inboxes of all subscribers to the Linux
Kernel Mailing List. Others suggested that the information would be
better extracted from Git than from source files..."