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Date:   Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:57:57 -0800
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     patchwork-bot+netdevbpf@...nel.org,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
Cc:     davem@...emloft.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org, pv-drivers@...are.com,
        doshir@...are.com, UNGLinuxDriver@...rochip.com,
        steve.glendinning@...well.net, woojung.huh@...rochip.com,
        ath9k-devel@....qualcomm.com, linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
        drivers@...sando.io, snelson@...sando.io, vladimir.oltean@....com,
        claudiu.manoil@....com, alexandre.belloni@...tlin.com,
        bryan.whitehead@...rochip.com, o.rempel@...gutronix.de,
        kernel@...gutronix.de, robin@...tonic.nl, hkallweit1@...il.com,
        nic_swsd@...ltek.com, lars.povlsen@...rochip.com,
        Steen.Hegelund@...rochip.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        corbet@....net
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] MAINTAINERS: remove names from mailing list
 maintainers

On Wed, 2020-12-23 at 02:50 +0000, patchwork-bot+netdevbpf@...nel.org
wrote:
> Hello:
> 
> This patch was applied to netdev/net.git (refs/heads/master):
> 
> On Sat, 19 Dec 2020 10:55:38 -0800 you wrote:
> > When searching for inactive maintainers it's useful to filter
> > out mailing list addresses. Such "maintainers" will obviously
> > never feature in a "From:" line of an email or a review tag.
> > 
> > Since "L:" entries only provide the address of a mailing list
> > without a fancy name extend this pattern to "M:" entries.
> > 
> > [...]
> 
> Here is the summary with links:
>   - [net] MAINTAINERS: remove names from mailing list maintainers
>     https://git.kernel.org/netdev/net/c/8b0f64b113d6
> 
> You are awesome, thank you!

I still think this is not a good patch nor mechanism to
show what is generally used as exploders rather than
individuals.

Effectively only individuals can submit patches and so
can be M: Maintainers.

I believe these entries should really use R: Reviewer
entries and keep the descriptive naming content.

The descriptive naming does add value and this patch
loses that value.



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