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Re: Linux 3.2 in Debian 7.0

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 10:46:02AM -0500, Pete Graner wrote:
> On 01/30/2012 02:51 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 03:46:29AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> >>Greg,
> >>
> >>We've decided to go with Linux 3.2 for the next Debian stable release,
> >>so we'll be interested in a 3.2.y longterm series.  I believe there was
> >>a volunteer from Ubuntu to look after that once you've had enough of it,
> >>but I seem to have lost the relevant mail.
> >
> >I will not be handing any stable/longterm maintance over to anyone who
> >does not have a _lot_ of kernel community experience, so that seems to
> >rule out just about all Ubuntu developers at this point in time from
> >what I can tell.
> Greg, I'd be interested to know what the criteria is for "a _lot_ of
> kernel community experience". We are will to put in the time and
> effort, and if there are things we need to do I'd like to know what
> they are.

I could spell it out, (maintainer of a subsystem, known member of the
community, lots and lots of kernel commits, invited to kernel summit
and/or subsystem summit meetings, etc.), but that kind of implies that
this is something that you are looking to achieve for the sake of
achieving it, rather than it happening because this is something you
want to do, which is the most important thing.

Yes, it's an imperfect judgement call, but if you were in my situation,
what would you do and trust?

greg k-h

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