Re: Ubuntu and its "appropriation" of Debian maintainers
On Sun, 01 May 2005, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sun, May 01, 2005 at 09:36:57PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > Actually, I don't think that the packages.*-code is part of the problem.
> > Ubuntu treats the Debian maintainers at many places as "their"
> > maintainers, e.g. at apt-cache show $package. The packages.*-code just
> > displays that wrong information.
> [Note that this is an entirely different matter from the one mentioned in the
> original post]
> Every Debian derivative I have seen does this the same way. There is some
> inaccuracy in either case, but I think this is the lesser of the evils:
> - Changing the maintainer field
> - "<foo> is taking credit for my work!"
> - Requires modification of every source package, even if it is otherwise
If they change anything - this includes branding stuff too - the should
change the maintainer field. If the package is identical to the debian one
it could stay as it is.
Just my 2 cents