Bug#459868: debian-policy: Definition of Maintainer: when using a mailing list
Joerg Jaspert writes ("Bug#459868: debian-policy: Definition of Maintainer: when using a mailing list"):
> If the Maintainer address points to a mailing list then that list must
> be configured to accept mail from those role accounts in Debian used to
> send automated mails regarding the package. This includes mail from the
> BTS, all mails from the archive software used on ftp-master as well as
> other role accounts that are commonly agreed on to send automated mails
> to the maintainers. a sample implementation of such a whitelist for
> mailman is running on alioth.debian.org.
Surely this should be obvious and shouldn't need putting in policy ?
(And it should be true of non-mailinglist Maintainer addresses too!)
> Additionally I would like:
> If the Maintainer: field points to a mailing list then the Uploader:
> field has to contain at least one human.
This is a good requirement, I think. (Actually, I would have expected
Uploader to contain only humans ...)