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Re: Derived distributions and the Maintainer: field

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> Scripsit Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.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.

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