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Re: http://utnubu.alioth.debian.org/scottish/ still used?

On Thursday 31 May 2007 14:46, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> "Unfortunately as you're probably aware, Debian insists that we don't
> attribute Ubuntu packages to the Debian maintainer anywhere.  Under this
> agreement, we have to change the Maintainer field in our packages.

As far as I know no-one ever insisted that Ubuntu may not attribute packages 
to the Debian maintainer "anywhere", that seems to be a bit of a hyperbole.

The agreement referenced here boiled down to putting the Debian maintainer in 
some kind of "Original-Maintainer"-field. Any Ubuntu patch that changed the 
maintainer of my packages did that instead of removing it entirely.

I see no problem with using that Original-Maintainer field, although I'm of 
course not aware of the inner workings of Scott's script. To me, Scott's 
assumption that the Debian maintainer is nowhere to be found in the Ubuntu 
package seems to be an error.


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