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Re: modified email address in debian/copyright file

On 2007-09-23 17:22 -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Sep 2007, Andre Majorel wrote:
> > On 2007-09-20 23:10 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > 
> > > I would not be against a policy requirement that email addresses
> > > in package metadata should be the literal address without
> > > munging.
> > 
> > I would not be against a policy requirement that packagers *ask*
> > third parties before publishing their email addresses.
> The package should include in the copyright file the correct email
> address for whatever contact information the upstream author(s) use to
> receive queries from users and other people.

This email address will be used by humans. Why does it have to be
machine readable ?

> Contacting authors when you package something is always a good idea,
> but I see no reason to make it a requirement

I see no reason not to make it a requirement.

André Majorel <http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/>
M. X, éleveur de spambots, recommande lists.debian.org.

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