Bug#630578: debian-policy: clarify usage of Uploaders field
reads as follows:
| 5.6.3 Uploaders
| List of the names and email addresses of co-maintainers of the
| package, if any. If the package has other maintainers besides the
| one named in the Maintainer field, their names and email addresses
| should be listed here. The format of each entry is the same as that
| of the Maintainer field, and multiple entries must be comma
| This is normally an optional field, but if the Maintainer control
| field names a group of people and a shared email address, the
| Uploaders field must be present and must contain at least one human
| with their personal email address.
| The Uploaders field in debian/control can be folded.
I don't mean to nit-pick but I just had a discussion with some DDs
about who should be really listed in the Uploaders field: a) people
with Upload *permissions* [DMs/DDs] and therefore actually uploading
the package (if not being the maintainer itself) or b) whoever is
co-*maintaining* the package (no matter whether he/she is DM or DD
and has upload permissions or not).
Since it wasn't obvious for all of us involved in the discussion I'd
love to see a clarification in the policy WRT the Uploaders field
and that the field isn't (necessarily) restricted to a list of
people with upload *permissions* or doing the uploads themselves but
that it's fine to list non-DDs/-DMs as well (iff that's true, at
least that's what was the outcome of the discussion :)).