Re: modified email address in debian/copyright file
On 2007-09-24 13:17 -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 24-Sep-07, 04:30 (CDT), Andre Majorel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 2007-09-24 18:21 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > > Andre Majorel <email@example.com> writes:
> > >
> > > > On 2007-09-23 17:22 -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > > > > The package should include in the copyright file the correct email
> > > > > address for whatever contact information the upstream author(s)
> > > > > use to receive queries from users and other people.
> > > >
> > > > This email address will be used by humans. Why does it have to be
> > > > machine readable ?
> > >
> > > So that the information can be presented *to* humans *by* machines.
> > How do you determine that being able to do that is more important
> > than concerns over disseminating other people's email addresses
> > without their permission ?
> These would be the same people who are distributing the code,
> right? And who put their preferred public e-mail address in the
> associated documentation? If you don't want a particular e-mail
> address distributed, then don't distribute it.
The people who mind having their address published are not likely
to hand it out without obfuscating it.
André Majorel <http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/>
bugs.debian.org, a spammer's favourite.