And so on Monday I mailed devel-announce-list after someone requested a CVS account to work on a certain module and I could not find out who the maintainer of the module was because it did not have a MAINTAINERS file.
The result we have got so far is pretty motivating: 20 new or updated MAINTAINERS files so far. Thanks to all those who took prompt action after the announcement, you rock! However, allow me to remind everyone that there are over 800 modules hosted on cvs.gnome.org, of which approximately 600 did not have a MAINTAINERS file at all. There is still a looooong road ahead of us; for the good of our users and the mental sanity of our beloved sysadmins, let’s please get moving with this!