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Re: Mangling other people's code

ian@chiark.greenend.org.uk (Ian Jackson) writes:

> Does the policy list think it would be a good idea to add a piece to
> the policy manual asking maintainers who inherit a package and
> uploaders of NMU's not to change the layout, structure or style of the
> source code unless it is really necessary ?

No for inheritors, yes for NMUs.  If a package is given away, the new
maintainer should be free to reorganize the package how they see fit.
People who upload NMUs shouldn't be making gratuitous changes though.


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