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Date:	Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:46:34 -0800
From:	Joe Perches <>
To:	Jan Engelhardt <>
Cc:	Patrick McHardy <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH V3] MAINTAINERS: Document list types, add "A:" section
 type, update NETFILTER

On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 12:31 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> This is a little stab-through-the-back -
> rather than "subscribers-only", I'd use "subscriber-free" or FFA,
> or just leave it blank and use "subscribers-only" instead
> for these.

Here's another option:

Signed-off-by: Joe Perches <>

index 745643b..8abf3be 100644
@@ -69,7 +69,20 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
 	P: Person (obsolete)
 	M: Mail patches to: FullName <address@...ain>
-	L: Mailing list that is relevant to this area
+	L: Mailing list that should receive patches, bug reports or
+	   developer questions.
+	   Mailing lists can be one of:
+	   (open list):	the default, unmarked case
+			Subscription to the list is not required, but emails
+			may be rejected by spam filters without notification.
+	   (moderated for non-subscribers):
+			emails from non-subscribers are actively filtered
+			and may be arbitrarily delayed or rejected without
+			notification if off-topic.  Upon receipt of the email,
+			a moderation notification email may be automatically
+			sent by the list manager.
+	   (subscribers-only):
+			emails from non-subscribers are not accepted.
 	W: Web-page with status/info
 	T: SCM tree type and location.  Type is one of: git, hg, quilt, stgit.
 	S: Status, one of the following:
@@ -102,6 +115,7 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
 	      matches patches or files that contain one or more of the words
 	      printk, pr_info or pr_err
 	   One regex pattern per line.  Multiple K: lines acceptable.
+	A: Additional useful unstructured information.
 Note: For the hard of thinking, this list is meant to remain in alphabetical
 order. If you could add yourselves to it in alphabetical order that would be
@@ -3742,8 +3756,8 @@ P:	Harald Welte
 P:	Jozsef Kadlecsik
 M:	Patrick McHardy <>
+A:	(email list for user issues)
+A:		(private emails to core developers)
 T:	git git://

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