A little bit offtopic, but also mentioned in the Thread (in the "the real problem is not this,
but:" way of threadhijacking) was the lack of reviewers, and al viro suggested some kind of
I think this an excellent idea would be some kind of "this month is the big "we all review
thisandthat area of the kernel" month!" new-wave PR-thingy!
maybe hosted by the kernelnewbies oder janitors...
this could be specially mentored by the responsible developers.
I think the linux-kernel could benefit from something like that.