[Ksummit-discuss] "Maintainer summit" invitation discussion

Laura Abbott labbott at redhat.com
Tue Apr 18 20:33:29 UTC 2017

On 04/18/2017 01:13 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:50 PM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
>> On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:59:37 +0200,
>> Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>>    Some driver subsystems may be huge (eg media and sound), but I
>>> don't know if they have issues. Mauro/Takashi?
>> In the sound area, majority of commits come from Mark Brown's ASoC
>> tree nowadays, and he should be included.  Mark is already in your
>> list, so we're covered pretty well by that.
> Ok. I don't know how many from that top-50 list we actually would be
> able to have.
> Not only do I think that we should try to limit it to maybe ~35 people
> (random number taken out of thin air, but feels small enough that
> people could basically just do it in a smaller room and keep things
> personal), but the list is just the 50 kernel maintainer side.
> And there's another important side to this if we can make it work: the
> *users* of the kernel. Notably I'd really like to have kernel leads
> from the main distros, ie Android, Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu.
> I think that when we talk about process pain points, we definitely
> need to have downstream involved. Greg is there with his stable
> maintainer hat on too, but he's still "ours".
> It would be really good to have whoever is in charge of the Android
> kernel there (not manager, but tech lead), and not make it a blame
> game, but really try to also talk about how we could perhaps bridge
> that gap somehow.

I think the Android lead is Rom Lemarchand, or he would know the
best representative.

> I'm not sure who those people actually are, but I suspect this list
> contains people who can point to each tech lead.. I think it's Laura
> Abbott for Fedora, for example?

We're a team of two so there isn't really a tech lead per se. Justin
Forbes is the other full time Fedora kernel maintainer.


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