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Re: [PATCH] target/ppc, hw/ppc: Change maintainers

From: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
Subject: Re: [PATCH] target/ppc, hw/ppc: Change maintainers
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2021 10:18:48 +0100
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On 11/5/21 21:05, Daniel Henrique Barboza wrote:
> On 11/5/21 16:16, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé wrote:
>> Hi Daniel,
>> On 11/5/21 10:48, Daniel Henrique Barboza wrote:
>>> On 11/5/21 00:46, David Gibson wrote:
>>>> As our day jobs and interests have moved onto other things, Greg and I
>>>> have
>>>> been struggling to keep on top of maintainership of target/ppc and
>>>> associated pieces like the pseries and powernv machine types, with
>>>> their
>>>> platform specific devices.
>>>> We've therefore discussed and plan to transfer maintainership to
>>>> Cédric Le
>>>> Goater (primary) and Daniel Henrique Barboza (backup).  Cédric and
>>>> Daniel
>>>> have been actively contributing to the area for some time, and they're
>>>> supported in this by their current employer, IBM, who has an obvious
>>>> interest in the platform.
>>> Thank you and Greg and Red Hat for all the years of service supporting
>>> qemu-ppc in the community. IBM will shoulder this responsibility now.
>> In term of the MAINTAINERS file:
>>          S: Status, one of the following:
>>             Supported:   Someone is actually paid to look after this.
>>             Maintained:  Someone actually looks after it.
>> The PPC entries have a 'Maintained' status. You say "IBM will shoulder
>> this responsibility", does that mean the entries will be 'Supported'
>> as in "someone paid to look after them"?
> Yes. It's appropriate to change the PPC entries of this patch to
> "Supported"
> now.

This is a great news :)

>> I wonder because both Cédric and you have some commits with an IBM
>> email, but both are registering a non-IBM email as contact. I don't
>> mind the email technical detail, but I am curious about the status
>> and expectations.
> I had problems using IBM corporate email with mailing lists in the past,
> and started using this gmail account instead. I believe Cedric has a
> similar sob story.
> FWIW the contrib/gitdm/group-map-ibm file has both our emails there to
> indicate that we're IBM contributors.

OK this is how I understood it first then. Thanks for the clarification.



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