Hardware support policies
There isn't a policy that every device has to have a specific maintainer since that would be unfeasible for our project. Developers can work on any area of the system they choose, as long as they listen to feedback.
There's some exceptions - a recent example is support for very old non-Ethernet wired networking tech, where we were fairly sure no networks existed any more for testing. This had to go so the networking stack could improve, but not without discussion.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko