Re: Bug#798476: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans
On Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 03:28:57PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 10:39:02AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > I don't understand this suggestion. If it can be automatically
> > > generated, just generate it when you need it -- why store it in the
> > > source package?
> > What cannot be automatically generated is the other side of the
> > intersection:
> > https://sources.debian.net/src/gnome-pkg-tools/0.19.9/pkg-gnome.team/
> > And you cannot automatically generate whom the team considers as members.
> > This is policy specific to a team, where some team members might only
> > work in git (see the lintian example) and others might have left the
> > team recently.
> I think using the uploaders: field to guess who's a team member is just a
> work-around / an estimate, as we have nothing better.
It is the official place to list co-maintainers.
> ;tl;dr: I think we need a better system to manage team membership in Debian.
> (Ab)using the uploaders: field gives an estimate or datapoint today, but we
> have other means to gather this data.
No, we do not have currently any other means to gather who is considered
a team member by a team.
And that's the problem.
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