On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 00:31 +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:
I'm just outlining the possible solutions; shutting it down wasn't the
one I advocated. One can argue that janitorial changes with enough
intrinsic value tend to get done anyway regardless of whether we have
the project or not.
The problem is that there's something in the way all of this is working
that's causing politeness to get short shrift. In turn that's giving
lkml a larger than normal reputation for being a free for all dog fight
and discouraging potential contributors from coming forwards.
Appeals to be politer tend to only work in the short term (having given
quite a few of them). I think we're developing a root cause problem in
the way we recruit people to work in the kernel and we have to think
about fixing it there.