Quote: Greg Kroah-Hartman on Linux development model

“It is a web of trust. Linus trusts 10 to 15 people, I trust 10 to 15 people,” Kroah-Hartman said. “I trust that they’ll be around to fix the problem. And that’s more important than getting it right in the first place.”

This is from the OLS Day 1, covered here.

Also of note:

In the latest kernel release, the most active 30 developers authored only 30% of the changes, while two years ago, the top 20 developers did 80% of the changes, he said. Kroah-Hartman himself is now doing more code reviewing than coding. “That’s all I do, is read patches these days,” he said.

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