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

Isaac Clerencia wrote:
> On Thursday, 24 November 2005 22:03, Stephen Gran wrote:
> > But the .dsc is.  This stuff is easily traceable, if we want to.  I can
> > see the benefit of having the same name in the Maintainer field and in the
> > changelog for some.  I can see arguments against it, but none that make
> > it an RC bug.  We still have the original signatures on the dsc and
> > changes to find out who uploaded it, if we're interested.
> My opinion is that the Changed-By: should reflect the people who has changed 
> the package in the best possible way, and if that way is by putting a mailing 
> list there I can't see any problem with it.

This obviously isn't achieved when the Changed-By: differs between the
initial upload and later (re-)builds.

Also, "the people who has changed the package" from the archive's POV
is the person who signed the upload. For the package's users the
Changed-By: is rather irrelevant, they have Maintainer: encoded in the
package (which stems from the control file, not from the changelog).

> BTW, I'm the person who "recommended" to Rafael that kind of "changelog 
> schema" based on the practices of the Debian Qt/KDE team.


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