|| ||Jean Delvare <khali-AT-linux-fr.org>|
|| ||Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede-AT-hhs.nl>|
|| ||Re: Hardware monitoring subsystem maintainer position is open|
|| ||Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:49:05 +0200|
|| ||LM Sensors <lm-sensors-AT-lm-sensors.org>,
"Mark M. Hoffman" <mhoffman-AT-lightlink.com>,
Rudolf Marek <r.marek-AT-assembler.cz>|
On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 17:40:54 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Jean Delvare wrote:
> > I am resigning from my role as hardware monitoring subsystem
> > (drivers/hwmon) maintainer. This is too much work for me, I do not have
> > the necessary bandwidth to review all the incoming patches, in
> > particular new drivers, in a timely manner. Patch authors have been
> > complaining about this repeatedly. This is no fun for them, and even
> > less for me, so I'd rather let someone else with more spare time take
> > care of it. If there are volunteers, this is the right time to speak up.
> I'm sorry to hear this and I can't help but think that my, erm, rant* yesterday
> is somehow involved in you making this decision.
Obviously, it is. But please don't feel responsible for it. This just
happened to be the trigger, but that would have happened anyway.
> This was in no way my intention.
> My intention was to try and make you change how you handle these things,
Except that this isn't how open-source development works. You're not my
boss, you don't get to tell me how I should work. I work the way I
like, and if it doesn't fit with the rest of the community, I better
> my intention was to make you less of a perfectionist and to distribute
> the work more, you cannot do everything yourself. I think that if you could
> change that you would be able to cope with the load better.
Perfectionist - you said it. This is what I am, and this is unlikely to
change in a near future (if ever). But being a subsystem maintainer
requires that you trust contributors to some degree, and you just can't
trust contributors when you're a perfectionist. This means that the
maintainer should be less of a perfectionist than the contributors,
otherwise he/she ends up doing everything by him/herself.
> I think you're experience / knowledge when it comes to hwmon stuff is very
> valuable and if you leave / quit doing hwmon stuff this would be a big loose.
I didn't say I would leave entirely. I plan to stay around and keep
helping with the lm-sensors project and hwmon drivers. I just don't
want to be the hwmon subsystem maintainer anymore, as I don't fit in
the role and this makes me (and others) unhappy.
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