On Mon, 15 Jun 2020, Chris Boot wrote:

> 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" <martin.peter...@oracle.com>                   
> >    
> [...]
> > F:      drivers/target/                                                     
> >    
> > F:      include/target/                                                     
> >    

The question I asked you was intended to make you think. I wasn't asking 
you to search MAINTAINERS for "drivers/target" (I had already done so).

Chris, you can find my name in that file too. That's because I see my role 
as custodian of that particular code. That code lives in the kernel.org 
tree because others put it there and because users find it useful -- not 
merely because it happens to please the official glorious MAINTAINER of 
said code.

If you would ask, "who's call is it to delete drivers/nubus? or 
drivers/scsi/NCR5380.c?" my answer is, I have no idea.

> >> 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.

Martin said, "I'd appreciate a patch to remove it"

And Bart said, "do you want to keep this driver in the kernel tree?"

AFAICT both comments are quite ambiguous. I don't see an actionable 
request, just an expression of interest from people doing their jobs.

Note well: there is no pay check associated with having a MAINTAINERS file 

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