Re: Debian derivatives and the Maintainer: field (again)
On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 03:50:09PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > Debian developers set the Maintainer field to themselves(or a team), when they
> > > upload to Debian. The upstream author is only mentioned in the copyright
> > > file.
> > >
> > > Ubuntu should do something similiar. Set the Maintainer field to someone from
> > > their group, and mention debian in the copyright(or other appropriate place).
> > I would very much appreciate if folks would review
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00260.html and consider the
> > points that I raise there. I put some effort into collating the issues
> > which came up the last time and presenting them.
> > It is important, in particular, to account for the fact that Ubuntu is not
> > the only Debian derivative, and that proposals like yours would amount to
> > Debian derivatives being obliged to fork *every source package in Debian*
> > for the sake of changing a few lines of text.
> Modify the incoming processor, so that the Packages and Sources files get the
> correct info.
The .dsc and .diff.gz would still have the original values, and the
copyright file can't be modified this way.