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Date:   Mon, 15 Jun 2020 16:00:52 +0100
From:   Chris Boot <>
To:     Finn Thain <>
Cc:,,,,, Bart Van Assche <>,
        Chuhong Yuan <>,
        "Martin K . Petersen" <>,
        Nicholas Bellinger <>,
        Stefan Richter <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scsi: target/sbp: remove firewire SBP target driver

On 15/06/2020 00:28, Finn Thain wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jun 2020, Chris Boot wrote:
>> I expect that if someone finds this useful it can stick around (but 
>> that's not my call).
> Who's call is that? If the patch had said "From: Martin K. Petersen" and 
> "This driver is being removed because it has the following defects..." 
> that would be some indication of a good-faith willingness to accept users 
> as developers in the spirit of the GPL, which is what you seem to be 
> alluding to (?).

If you're asking me, I'd say it was martin's call:

> SCSI TARGET SUBSYSTEM                                                          
> M:      "Martin K. Petersen" <>                      
> F:      drivers/target/                                                        
> F:      include/target/                                                        

>> I just don't have the time or inclination or hardware to be able to 
>> maintain it anymore, so someone else would have to pick it up.
> Which is why most drivers get orphaned, right?

Sure, but that's not what Martin asked me to do, hence this patch.

Chris Boot

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