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David Weinehall Takes Over 2.0.x Development

Dec 29, 1999, 16:08 (12 Talkback[s])
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[ Zack Brown writes: ]

"In this week's issue of Kernel Traffic, article 5 describes how Alan Cox has decided he has no time for maintenance of the 2.0 source tree, even though a serious security hole was recently discovered in 2.0.38.

It was in the course of discussion over that weakness that David Weinehall asked Alan to release a 2.0.39 with just that security fix applied. Alan refused, saying he had no time to work on 2.0, 2.2, and 2.3; he said David could take over 2.0 if he wanted.

David took up the challenge, and shortly thereafter Linus gave his blessings and aadvice for the project. The upshot is that there are now three separate official maintainers of the Linux kernel: Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox, and now David Weinhall.

Welcome, David!"