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Re: [maint] The GDB maintenance process
I was talking to a friend of mine about the way GDB is run, and he was
amazed that we give individual people complete power, and complete
responsibility, for sections of code. Everyone is going to be wrong
sometimes, he said, and it's easy to protect against, without being
I think the concept such as `the Buck stops' and having the final
decision, are very different to `complete power'. The former is about
A maintainer, who is a member of a larger team, takes on certain
responsibilities, such making the final decision when reviewing a patch.
The maintainer is assumed to have sufficiently good judgment, however,
they are also assumed to be taking on board the comments and suggestions
being made by their peers.