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From: Adrian Bunk <>
To: Randy Dunlap <>
Cc: James Simmons <>,
	lkml <>, akpm <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: mark framebuffer as Orphan
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 13:24:03 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 03:05:26PM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 22:26:10 +0000 (GMT) James Simmons wrote:
> > 
> > I wouldn't say it orphan. I just can't spend 8 hours a day on it. 
> > Alot of patches have been flowing into the layer.
> So would you like to leave it as Maintained or change it to
> "Odd Fixes"?  (Maintained => a maintainer)  From the MAINTAINTERS file:
> 	Supported:	Someone is actually paid to look after this.
> 	Maintained:	Someone actually looks after it.
> 	Odd Fixes:	It has a maintainer but they don't have time to do
> 			much other than throw the odd patch in. See below..
> 	Orphan:		No current maintainer [but maybe you could take the
> 			role as you write your new code].
> 	Obsolete:	Old code. Something tagged obsolete generally means
> 			it has been replaced by a better system and you
> 			should be using that.

If you start doing this, there are a lot more entries that need to be 

Which of Supported/Maintained/"Odd Fixes" is written doesn't matter in 

What matters is that James' email address gets into the entry so that 
patches and bug reports reach him.

James' work is definitely no below the average of entries marked as 

> ~Randy



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-16 12:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-15 21:25 Randy Dunlap
2007-02-15 22:26 ` James Simmons
2007-02-15 23:05   ` Randy Dunlap
2007-02-16 12:24     ` Adrian Bunk [this message]
2007-02-20  5:17       ` [Linux-fbdev-devel] " Antonino A. Daplas
2007-02-21 21:39         ` James Simmons
2007-02-21 21:37       ` James Simmons
2007-02-21 21:36         ` Randy Dunlap
2007-02-15 23:27 ` Andrew Morton

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