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Re: Better communication between projects [Was: ad-hominem construct deleted]

[Sami Haahtinen]
> like 'dpkg --show-primary-contact <package>' That way we could even
> add a separate field Preferred-Contact: (or something alike) that
> could override the maintainer and modifier.

"Preferred contact" is *exactly* what the Maintainer field means.
[Well, and the co-maintainers ("Uploaders") field, as a supplement.]

Debian people who have a problem with downstream changing the
Maintainer field need to get over themselves and think about whether
debian/changelog gives them all the credit they are owed.  (It
certainly does, unless it's been abridged.)

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