KernelTrap: Stable 2.6.x.y Kernels

“At the July 2004 kernel summit, it was decided that the current
2.6 development process with teamwork between Andrew Morton and
Linux creator Linus Torvalds was proving quite effective. The
process involves using Andrew’s test -mm tree as a staging area for
patches prior to going into Linus’ mainline tree. The system has
allowed for continued evolution and new features in the 2.6 stable
kernel, however it has also lead to a fair amount of discussion and
debate. Much of the concern is that with new features constantly
being introduced, true stabilization may not be possible…”