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The Register: Linux kernel patching in crisis - Raymond

Mar 01, 2002, 02:57 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)
"Open source guru Eric Raymond says Linux kernel patching is in crisis, and he has renewed calls for someone to assist Linus Torvalds as a 'penguin patch lieutenant'.

Speaking at a lecture organised by the UK Unix Users Group in London last night, Raymond said that kernel patching was the one remaining part of centralisation in open source development.

He said Linus has "reached his stress limit" and that no one person can deal with the number of kernel patches coming forward from kernel maintainers. Patches, many of which would help in the further development of Linux, are being dropped without good reason, Raymond observed."

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