Re: Derived distributions and the Maintainer: field
Henning Makholm <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Scripsit Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
>> If they are also compiled with a toolchain unchanged from Debian,
>> the binaries can legitimately have the same Maintainer: field as in
>> Debian, because they are essentially the same package.
>> If not, the binary packages should have different Maintainer:
>> fields, unless the maintainer agrees to have his name on it.
> You seem to require a standard of attribution in the Maintainer field
> that Debian does not itself follow in our default procedures. To wit:
> NMUs _within_ Debian keep the Maintainer field unchanged.
The difference is that a Debian Maintainer can replace the NMU any
time he wants with his own package.
I don't have the same ability to replace a non-Debian altered package.