[linux-dvb] patch collection for Kernel 2.6.16-rc1

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Fri Feb 3 18:10:25 CET 2006

On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 05:39:36PM +0100, Uwe Bugla wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> it seems to me that a couple of wrong information / misunderstandings must
> be cleared right here:
> 1. at Johannes Stezenbach:
> "Actually I do the work that I get paid for. Unfortunately, linuxtv.org /
> linux-dvb stuff is not part of it. 
>  Johannes"
> Very interesting, if not astonishing in deed!
> The MAINTAINERS file of the latest kernel says under "DVB SUBSYSTEM AND
> DRIVERS" that the status is: SUPPORTED.
> And "SUPPORTED" means: Someone is actually paid to look after this.
> Now who contains the right information I can rely on? You, Johannes, or the
> maintainers file? Who is that someone? God in the sky, the unknown soldier,
> the omniscient author, Lucifer in hell, now who is responsible and being
> paid for that service? Or have I just found another dead body of wrong
> information in the kernel tree?

You can rely on Johannes, he should know best what he's getting money 

If in doubt, MAINTAINERS is wrong.

Just a few weeks ago, I removed an entry from MAINTAINERS listing 
someone as the maintainer of a driver who died in 2003...

Quite frankly, after several years of kernel development and sending 
several patches against MAINTAINERS, this it the first time I notice 
this Maintained <-> Supported. Looking through this file, I see several 
other entries where this might be wrong in the one direction or the 
other direction.

But it doesn't matter - whether someone is paid for maintaining a part 
of the kernel doesn't give anyone except for the person/company actually 
paying the maintainer any additional rights.



       "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

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