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Re: [Qemu-devel] Bouncing maintainers

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Bouncing maintainers
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:01:04 +0200
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John Snow <address@hidden> writes:

> On 03/26/2015 09:19 AM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
>> Am 25.03.2015 um 16:45 hat John Snow geschrieben:
>>> On 03/25/2015 10:48 AM, Markus Armbruster wrote:
>>>> I just had another cc: to an address gotten from MAINTAINERS bounce with
>>>> "user unknown".
>>>> How do we weed out dead MAINTAINERS entries?
>>> Automated spambot that runs once a release cycle and reports back to
>>> the list which entries were dead?
>> I don't need more email. Why can't we just send a patch to MAINTAINERS
>> dropping the line the first time someone actually notices it?
>> Kevin
> Could make a bot that just watches from: addresses on the list. If it
> sees a mail from you within the last release cycle, it assumes you are
> still alive.

Is this something patchew could do for us?  It already watches list

> If it doesn't hear from you for an entire release cycle, it sends out
> a small ping and looks for bounces.

I'm not sure I'd bother with the ping.  Post the list of absentee
maintainers, and let humans take it from there.

> Only once a release would be not more than four times a year, and most
> active maintainers would never see a single email.
> Or, yes, manually when it happens...

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