> From: Brandon Invergo <bran...@gnu.org> > Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:28:02 +0000 > > > Linus gives a lot of delegation. In the end he is the last merge point, > > but he completely trusts direct subtree maintainers, who can work the > > way they wish. > > As does Richard. He largely only retains responsibility for > project-wide decisions while the rest is delegated. In the overwhelming > majority of cases he lets the maintainers, webmasters, etc. do their > jobs independently. Many of the email exchanges I have with him end up > with "DTRT" ("do the right thing", meaning, use my judgment). He very, > very rarely intervenes in the development of individual packages (other > than Emacs, of course).
Not even in Emacs, as a matter of fact. He posts quite rarely to emacs-devel, mostly to express his opinions regarding some issue that comes up in the discussions, but almost never says anything that would sound as intervention or enforcing his views.