"Despite my heart-felt feelings that we should support different people in trying out different things, one of the issues is also that I'm obviously not myself a security person. I can 'decree' all I want, but in the end, I really want the people *involved* to merge security stuff," Linus Torvalds explained during the ongoing discussions surrounding the Linux Security Modules code. He added, "there's the 'core LSM hooks' on one side, but there's also the 'what modules make any sense at all to merge?' on the other, and I really don't have the expertise to make any sensible judgments except for the pure 'process' judgment that we should not hardcode things to just one module!" Linus pointed out that Chris Wright is currently listed as the only LSM maintainer, but hopefully others would step up to help:
"Quite frankly, I do not want to take it over. I really really really hope that people that are interested in security can work this thing out, and my only requirement is that it doesn't end up being any kind of force-feeding of opinions and ideas, since clearly there is tons of room for disagreement in the area.."