Announce: new maintainer

Thomas Petazzoni
Wed Dec 3 13:35:00 GMT 2014


On Wed, 3 Dec 2014 01:05:42 +0100, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> But for quite some time now, I've been less and less active, to the
> point of not even looking at contributions. That is bad, very bad from
> me. If nothing else, that is at least the sign that something has broken
> on my side. To say it bluntly, I'm no longer as much interested in
> crosstool-NG as I used to be at the start. The Holy Fire is no longer
> but mere sparks in a stash of cold ash.
> This is the time I pass the torch on to someone else.
> Letting go of something is not easy, even more so when a lot of time was
> invested, like I did in crosstool-NG. I needed to find someone I would
> trust with crosstool-NG like I would trust him with my house.

While I certainly understand that letting its own project go is
difficult, I have to say your decision to pass over the maintenance of
Crosstool-NG to someone else is a very good decision. I was seeing you
becoming more and more active on Buildroot (and that's great!) but also
less and less active on Crosstool-NG: this is fine, it is normal that
things that motive us change over time.

However, I find that too many open-source maintainers don't realize
that by no longer being as motivated/available as they were originally,
they hurt the continuing development of their project. Taking a step
back and realizing this is not something all open-source maintainers
do, so I'm glad to see you took this step back, and happy to see another
active developer play the maintainer duties on Crosstool-NG.

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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