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Date:	Sat, 1 Nov 2008 18:55:36 +0100
From:	"Markus Rechberger" <>
To:	"Pekka Enberg" <>
Cc:	"Devin Heitmueller" <>,
	"Hans Verkuil" <>,
	v4l <>,,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <>,
	em28xx <>, "Greg KH" <>,
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] [PATCH 1/7] Adding empia base driver

On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 5:29 PM, Pekka Enberg <> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Devin Heitmueller
> <> wrote:
>> The reality is that from a technical standpoint I really want Markus
>> to be the maintainer.  He knows more about the devices than anyone,
>> works for the vendor, and has access to all the datasheets.  That
>> said, I don't want a situation where he is the *only* one who can do
>> work on the codebase because it is poorly commented and structured in
>> a way where only he can understand why it works the way it does.
>> Also, I believe certain design decisions should be made as a result of
>> consensus with the other maintainers, taking into consideration
>> consistency across drivers.
> I can understand that you want him to be the maintainer. But so far he
> hasn't really shown to be interested in doing that. It's just bit sad
> that the we don't have a proper driver given that the code exists and
> that there's a person who's willing to do the work to get it merged...

There's alot discussion and I haven't followed it yet although, the
best way to go
seen from my side is to take the em28xx-new code and merge the usable kernelcode
into that one (note that only ~10% of the devices in the kernel em28xx
driver are actually

I read about the License, I can say this is no issue overall, all of
the code is available under GPL,
and some of it is also under BSD license.

I need to catch up the other mails before continuing...

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