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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Remove Frediano Ziglio from "HISILICON HIP04 Support"

On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 3:53 PM, Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> On 07.05.15 at 16:31, <julien.grall@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 07/05/15 15:14, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>> Now the question of course is - is that really what we want to do?
>>> I.e. is it known that he no longer wants to be a maintainer of this
>>> code (or cannot be)? The mail address having become stale
>>> doesn't necessarily mean that. Does one of you know where he
>>> went? Should we - in the absence of a valid mail address - keep
>>> his name here without mail address (I admit this is of limited use)?
>> This code is a driver specific for the Hisilicon board (i.e Huawei).
>> Having people directly from Huawei is useful for testing any changes in
>> common interrupt controller code which may impact their board.
>> As said on another thread [1], we'd like responsive maintainers on this
>> driver. For now, after a month it's already out-of-date (building but
>> suspect not booting) and more changes is planned in the common interface.
> Understood. The only reason I responded was really that it didn't
> look like the removal was done with Frediano's consent, and it
> didn't sound like he was unresponsive for like half a year or longer...

Interesting policy question -- in theory we could hit a situation
where someone switches jobs but actually does want to remain
maintainer of a subsystem, but forgets to update his e-mail address
for a month.

But of course in this case it's quite likely that having left the
company, he doesn't have the ability, much less the interest, to be
the maintainer anymore (having access to neither hardware nor internal

In this case some of us are still in contact with Frediano personally;
I'll forward this thread to his personal address so he can respond if
he wants.  But it's still a bit of a gray area in the general case.


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