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Re: A summary of some open discussions


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: A summary of some open discussions
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:13:45 +0200

> From: Brandon Invergo <address@hidden>
> 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.



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