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Thursday, October 13 • 10:00 - 10:50
Trying to Explain the 'Incomprehensible' Decision Making Process of a Subsystem Maintainer - Wolfram Sang, Renesas

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To the outside world, decisions of Kernel maintainers may be hard to grasp sometimes. Why is this patch reviewed first? Why don't I get an answer to my questions? How can this take so long? Trying to bring some transparency to these questions, I'll demonstrate on what factors my reasoning is based on for the I2C subsystem. I'll show in what ways the views of a developer and of a maintainer differ (I am a developer, too). And what really helps if you want to get your patches upstream more easily.


Wolfram Sang

Team Lead, Maintainer, Mentor, Sang Engineering / Renesas
Wolfram Sang Wolfram has been working as a Linux kernel developer for embedded systems since 2008. He maintains the I2C subsystem and works as a consultant and mentor, mainly for the Renesas Upstream Kernel Team. Programming since his childhood, he still hacks his machines from the... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 10:00 - 10:50 CEST
Salon 7 - Ground Level