[alsa-devel] [PATCH] remove email addresses from MODULE_AUTHOR tag

Rene Herman rene.herman at gmail.com
Fri May 11 23:12:58 CEST 2007

On 05/11/2007 05:52 PM, Takashi Iwai wrote:

>> Following up the recent MODULE_MAINTAINER discussion on LKML:
>> http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/4/4/170
>> that concluded with MODULE_MAINTAINER not being a good idea, here's a patch 
>> that just deletes the email addresses from the MODULE_AUTHOR tags for ALSA.
>> The email address is the problem I was trying to fix; with multiple current 
>> and non-current authors and maintainers who might not even be authors the 
>> address(es) available from the tag confuse the issue of whom to contact. 
>> It's moreover also information that easily outdated.
>> A bit more than half of the tags in the kernel don't include an email 
>> address already (the core contributors typically don't include any) and I'll 
>> submit patches removing more.
> Did we get consensus about this removal action?
> I've seen only one follow up by Krzysztof.
> (I personlly don't mind to remove mail addresses, though.)

Yep, Krysztof was the only one to specifically ACK but seeing as how I asked 
for objections:


I took not seeing any as more ACKs. Alan Cox is objecting a bit again though 
preferring the originally proposed MODULE_MAINTAINER:


I seem unlikely to convince him but I believe it's upto specific subsystems 
whether or not they'll take patches removing the email adresses from the 
tag, ie, in the case of ALSA upto you and Jaroslav.

I do believe it actually solves a problem. In the end, all that I really 
care about are the ones that I specifically want to take on (which in the 
case of ALSA is eventually most or all of isa/, but I'm not sufficiently 
upto speed yet, and certainly not on the _real_ driver code as opposed to 
the bus glue) but in a global sense, I'd like to just see them all go.


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