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Re: Teams in changelog trailers

On 12-02-19 at 04:03pm, Simon Chopin wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 03:21:10PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> [snip]
> > That argument has come up before.  It is nice that our online 
> > machinery can infer such information.  I still find it much better 
> > to simply require that the changelog entry reflects in its final 
> > line the Debian entity responsible for the packaging release.
> It seems to me that the changelog is not the place for that 
> information. Its purpose is to document the changes made to the 
> packaging, which is totally orthogonal to whether it has been uploaded 
> and by whom.
> From a user POV, what matters is to know who made the changes. The 
> chain of trust that lead to the changes being accepted into the 
> archive are only useful for internal purposes, AFAICT, and thus should 
> not be into the package.
> I think of this piece of info as something similar to the Ack-By: tags 
> in Git and such : it would not make sense to store it in the code 
> itself. And here, the whole debian/ directory is the code.

...which brings us back to the topic of this thread:

Why then write "Team upload" in a changelog entry, if that space in 
solely for documenting _changes_ and who made them, not who _finalized_ 
them (i.e. was responsible for their appearing into Debian)?

 - Jonas

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