Re: Maintainers Expectations vs. Maintainers Reality: An Analysis of Organisational and Maintenance Structure of the Linux Kernel
On 23/11/2020 10:14, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
So... I guess the Evidence Working Group has created yet another workYes, I'd like to do that :-)
This is a good example of Process vs Policy vs Practice (see my previous post ), where Practice (as shown by Evidence), does not necessarily comply with a Policy (partially documented in this case by MAINTAINERS), perhaps because a Process (a description of the steps that should inform Practice, and the order in which they may occur) is not clearly defined.
A question we might ponder: if we can make the Policy more explicit and enforce it by automation (e.g. a script to check that compliance), then perhaps a documented Process is less important...