"Dave Jones's response was instructive:
What exactly is the problem ? They know where
firstname.lastname@example.org is, so why aren't they talking to us
"To developers who are used to the ways of linux-kernel, and who
are well established in that community, a question like this might
make sense. If one were to poll developers who do not normally hang
out in the kernel community, though, one might get an answer
something like this:
"The volume on linux-kernel is far too high for ordinary people
to cope with.
"Even if we could keep up with linux-kernel, the volume is still
likely to bury anything we might post there.
"Kernel people speak their own language, making it hard to
follow discussions, much less participate in them.
"If somebody does notice our request, they will probably flame
it to a cinder without necessarily taking the time to understand it
"If they don't flame it, they will probably tell us to send a
patch, but we're not kernel developers and thus not in a position
to do that."