On reiserfs and external attributes
Posted Apr 29, 2004 6:16 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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Parent article: On reiserfs and external attributes
In Linux development the maintainer doesn't have nearly as much control as many of them would like to think they do.
being a maintainer gives you the right to make suggestions and incoporate other peoples code, it doesn't give you the right to say 'this code will never go into the kernel' becouse Linus always maintains the right to change anything he thinks needs to be changed, and if a maintainer is on the wrong side of this decision to many times the maintainer changes, either voluntarily as the old maintainer gives up (stomps away indiscust, etc) of involuntarily as Linus accepts more and more patches from the new guy until the old maintainers patches no longer apply to the kernel.
it's happened before and it will happen again
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