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Re: Ubuntu and its "appropriation" of Debian maintainers

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 12:25:28AM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> [2005.05.03.0006 +0200]:
> > Another option would be to leave the source package maintainer the
> > same (to retain proper credit, etc.), but override the binary
> > package maintainer during the build (to reflect that it is
> > a different build, and also display a more appropriate name in
> > "apt-cache show" etc.).
> > 
> > What do you think about this approach?
> It would misappropriate any changes made by the Ubuntu maintainers
> to the source package, no?

I understood the proposal to be only for unchanged Debian source packages
(ie pure rebuild).  If an Ubuntuite is actively maintaining the package for
Ubuntu, it stands to reason that they be listed as the Maintainer for the
Ubuntu source package, with appropriate credit given in the debian/copyright
(oooh that looks *wrong*) to the Debian maintainer(s).

- Matt

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