>Thomas held up the "feature removal" list as an example. That list has been in the kernel and well maintained for years, but it still doesn't attract developers to do the work. Part of the problem, it seems, is that these lists tend not to be "sexy";
There are people which get satisfaction by removing old cruft. The showstopper is that some maintainers hold up the deletion because of "oh but we still didn't have enough time yet" *despite* the feature removal date having practically been agreed upon by merging its entry into the text file.