"Today Rob Landley issued an RFC to the lkml discussing
the glaring shortcomings of Linus' patch system, which he says has
resulted in the founding of the FOLK project, the creation of four
other kernel trees, and other evils.
He also noted how several influential and well-known hackers,
like Andrew Morton, Ingo Molnar, and Andre Hedrick have all had to
keep up with the kernel versions because Linus was lax in accepting
their work. The e-mail goes on to discuss examples of this
Mr. Landley proposes a solution to this tangled skein: the
Penguin Patch Lieutenant, whose sole purpose in life is "make
Linus's life easier". He then goes on to discuss how this post
existed in the past, back during the days of 2.1, and how Alan Cox
carried its duties for Linus earlier in the development process. He
continues to explain what the job of the Patch Penguin should be
and gives examples of his or her duties. In detail."