Maintainer information in source packages (was: Re: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans)
Ansgar Burchardt writes ("Maintainer information in source packages (was: Re: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans)"):
> as a more radical change one could also ask the question where to
> maintain the maintainer information. Currently we handle this in the
> source package via the Maintainer and Uploaders field, and via team
> This has several limitations: for teams, Uploaders will often be
> useless (you don't want to list all team members in every team-
> maintained package). The Maintainer field only really applies to
> Debian, in derivatives someone else should be contacted. In stable
> releases, the field can often be outdated (it records who maintained
> the package some time ago, not who currently maintains it).
> So I have been wondering several times whether we should move the
> maintainer information elsewhere. For example, tracker.d.o could be
> extended to record maintainer information. It could also understand
> the concept of "teams" listing team members and whom to send mails
> about individual packages.
I think this would all be brilliant.