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Re: Bogus/outdated entries in MAINTAINERS

Ben Chelf is a former CodeSourcery employee.

He is not working for us any more, so I cannot speak to what he may or may
not be doing with GCC at the moment.


Mark Mitchell
CodeSourcery, LLC
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Volker Reichelt" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:00 AM
Subject: Bogus/outdated entries in MAINTAINERS

> The end of the MAINTAINERS file bugs me for quite some time now.
> The last entries read:
>   Peter Bienstman(?)
>   Benjamin Chelf(?)
>   Mark Galassi(?)
> It seems like GCC does not know who the maintainers are and that looks
> unprofessional to me. :-(
> These entries appeared with a patch from Jeff Law (looks like this was
> in EGCS's time):
> I also also had a look into Bugzilla and the ChangeLog files and found
> the following:
> * not a single trace of Mark Galassi
> * three bug reports of Peter Bienstman (1007, 1008, 1029), but nothing
> * Benjamin Chelf appears in the ChangeLogs in June/July 2000
>   as "Benjamin Chelf  <>", but never again
> IMHO there's no reason at all to keep the first two in the MAINTAINERS
> Maybe one could at least move B. Chelf to an appropriate category.
> There are several more issues that also apply to inactive maintainers:
> * Do they still have a login? Having more logins than necessary might
>   be a security risk.
> * Do we want to keep inactive maintainers in the file forever?
>   Do we want to have a category like "former maintainer" or is the
>   contributors file more appropriate?
> Regards,
> Volker

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