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Re: Bug#436093: Please decide on the "ownership" of the developers reference

On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 05:26:52PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> That's not what the "Maintainer" field says. And the unix group
> >> associated is 'cvs_doc'.

> > Raphaël, surely you're aware that there are many packages which give
> > mailing lists as the maintainer, without implying that everyone
> > subscribed to that mailing list is implicitly part of the "team"?
> > (Moreover, haven't you said that you aren't/weren't subscribed to
> > -doc, which implies that if the Maintainer field determines who the
> > team is, you're not part of it anyway?)

>         But, since the team of one was done merely by uploading a
>  package with a changed uploaders field, one can argue the team has been
>  expanded by uploading a package again with a different uploaders
>  field -- unless there is a difference between these two uploads
>  changing the Uploaders fields that I am missing?

The one difference is that kicking people out of a team does not require
consensus, just authority; but adding oneself to a team does require
consensus from existing members, or else it's not a team.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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