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Re: Dreamhost dumps Debian

On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Pau Garcia i Quiles
<pgquiles@elpauer.org> wrote:
> Also, many advanced users of Ubuntu end up contacting the Debian packager
> for updates, fixes, backports, etc Even through Launchpad directly (the
> Debian maintainer is shown as the package maintainer and receives e-mail
> automatically)

Ubuntu had to make a decision on how to best handle the maintainer
information for packages synced directly from Debian. On the one hand,
you want to acknowledge the work of others. On the other, you don't
want the Debian maintainer blamed/bothered by users for issues with
the package that are Ubuntu specific. This is the resulting
compromise: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebianMaintainerField

That said, Debian maintainers should not be receiving automatic emails
without explicitly opting in. If they do, that is a bug that should be


-- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

   Ubuntu Developer <https://launchpad.net/~andrewsomething>
   Debian Developer <http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=asb>

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