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Re: Team uploads.

Jan Hauke Rahm wrote:
> Hi Charles,
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 10:40:47PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
>> Are there other persons interested? Shall I go ahead and submit a patch to
>> Lintian and the Developers Reference (plus perhaps the Policy to include a
>> footnote containing the special changelog lines for NMU, QA, security and team
>> uploads)?
> Fine for me. I understand there is some use of this proposal in teams
> and I don't see big reasons against it (those being said in the last
> thread about this).
> There is just one thing that bothers me: this new feature would invite
> teams to actually put noone in the uploaders list.  The team would be
> maintainer and no real person would be listed in the package. And I
> don't like this possible outcome. From a QA (and MIA) perspective this
> is not a good idea. So if you're going to write patches as you said,
> please consider adding at least a "should" to policy about setting a
> real person as uploader when the maintainer is a team (i.e.  mailing
> list).
> Hauke


lintian already warns if a package has no human uploaders and a list as
maintainer (the exception being the QA list) [1], so I believe this has
already been taken care of.


[1] http://lintian.debian.org/tags/no-human-maintainers.html

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