More here and here
The usual flow for OMAP patches has been: dev ->Tony->Russel->Linus. How does this new flow change it? there is a new mailing list. interesting musings..
As the quote goes:
The maintainer's job would involve an architecture independent appraisal of the embedded code and generally keeping the code in good working order.Just like a big bunch of guys in this thread, I wonder how does is it all going to work...