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Date:   Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:26:52 +0100
From:   Steven Whitehouse <>
To:     Stephen Hemminger <>
Cc:, Christine caulfield <>
Subject: Re: DECnet - end of a era!


On Thu, 2022-08-04 at 07:54 -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > Of course many others have contributed over the years, and we had a
> > lot
> > of support from the Linux network developers too. Many thanks to
> > all
> > who've helped along the way, we very much appreciate all the
> > assistance
> > that we've had. Alan Cox provided initial encouragement, with Davem
> > and
> > Alexey Kuznetsov later on, and with contributions from many
> > quarters
> > which were very gratefully received.
> > 
> > Farewell to the Linux DECnet stack :-)
> So long and thanks for all the bits.
> Thanks, I was kind of hoping somebody was still using it and would
> jump in and volunteer to maintain it.

Well we've been hoping that for years now, and eventually somebody has
to call time on it if that doesn't happen. It is a pity to see it go in
some ways, but I think it is probably the right thing in lieu of anyone
willing to take it on and maintain it,


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