Neil Brown recently described kernel maintainers as developers who weren't sufficiently agile to avoid getting pulled into the maintainer role. I failed on this score just over a year ago. This talk will get into the details of what it is like to be a kernel subsystem maintainer, the ups and downs of maintaining a documentation tree in particular, and why one may or may not want to avoid getting pulled into this important role.
Jonathan Corbet is the kernel documentation maintainer, co-founder of LWN.net (and the author of its Kernel Page), a member of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board, and the lead author of Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
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