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Re: Bug#340428: octave2.9 - lists mailing list as uploader in changelog

Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> [Please, Cc: to me, I am not currently subscribed to debian-devel.]
> * Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de> [2005-11-24 02:13]:
> > Stephen Gran wrote:
> > > FWIW, Rafael, at first blush I have to say I agree with you.  A
> > > maintainer address in Debian is just a way to get in touch with someone
> > > when something goes wrong with the package.  If the mailing list is a
> > > good way to get in touch with people when those packages break, then it
> > > seems like a reasonable maintainer address.
> > 
> > AFAIU the changelog entry is supposed to bear the name of the uploader,
> > and thus can't be a mailing list. Policy 4.4 seems to support this:
> > 
> >     "The maintainer name and email address used in the changelog should
> >      be the details of the person uploading this version. They are not
> >      necessarily those of the usual package maintainer."
> I think that are two distinct concepts here.  The first is the maintainer
> of the package, which should receive any e-mail messages related to the
> package.  This name appears in the debian/changelog entry as well as in
> the Maintainer field.  All correspondence must be directed to this entity
> (either a person or a mailing list).

You apparently missed the quote above, which specifically talks about
"the person uploading".


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