[Ofa_boardplus] OFA Repo and Maintainer List cleanup

Doug Ledford dledford at redhat.com
Tue May 29 09:39:53 PDT 2018

On 5/29/2018 12:12 PM, Coulter, Susan K wrote:
>>> So … Doug Ledford - any idea how/why this is still being bundled and
>>> distributed ?
>>> The build date is 2016.
>>> Yikes !
>> We don't drop it unless upstream deprecates it.  There hasn't been a
>> notice of deprecation upstream as of yet, so we still have it.  We will
>> be happy to drop it from future distributions if upstream no longer
>> considers it worthwhile to maintain.
> Understood.
> Who has the authority and/or responsibility to call “deprecated” on this
> puppy ?
> Can the OFA do that ?

OFA can call it's interest deprecated.  But, Arlin Davis is the upstream
maintainer, so he can call it deprecated.  Then, if someone really
cares, they can publicly announce they are going to take it over and
keep up maintenance.  So, we just need Arlin to make an official
announcement on the mailing lists and then give a little time for any
prospective new maintainers to speak up.  If no one does, then we
(meaning Red Hat) will consider it a deprecated library and remove it
from our future products.

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