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Re: Maintainers, teams, Uploaders, DMs, DDs, etc.

Arno Töll <arno@debian.org> writes:

> On 13.06.2012 17:35, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > 1. Change the definition of the Maintainer field to permit multiple
> >    entries.
> There were probably technical reasons back then when introducing
> Uploaders. Maybe someone knows.

I don't know of technical concerns there.

But I do recall many discussions where a proud benefit of Debian was
said to be that every package has a single person primarily responsible
for it, because this mitigates the diffusion of responsibility we humans
are prone to.

I realise the recent trend has been toward nominating a team as “the”

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