Re: names and addresses for maintainers
> I propose that ALL maintainers be forced to use their debian.org
> e-mail address for all entries in Debian material, e.g. package
> files and documentation. Maintainers can then set up a .forward
> from the debian.org account to wherever they wish.
Which would be fine if that actually works. I have never been able to receive
mail via debian.org -- .forward file or no.
> Maintainers should also use the same form for their name as it makes
> it easier to write scripts.
> Any packages submitted that don't comply will be automatically rejected.
> Anyone see any problems this will cause that are worse than the
> current situation?
Frankly, I don't see any problem at all. There can be good reasons for people
using different addresses for different packages -- particularly if they
develop one package on one machine and another package on another. It would
likely be easiest to receive mail about a given package at the machine on
which they develop it. (Eg, somebody may work on games at home and mail
programs at work.)
John Goerzen | Running Debian GNU/Linux (www.debian.org)
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