Bug#51879: PROPOSAL: package may be maintained by a group
Raul Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 03:41:34PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> > * "Every package must have exactly one maintainer at a time." This statement
> > is violated by so many packages (including dpkg) that it should be removed.
> I think it's being interpreted as "one maintainer email address". But
> you're right, the language should be cleaned up, as in a number of
> cases that email address is a mailing list.
Ok, this is worth a separate proposal, so I now formally make one. I think I
have you and Brandon as seconds, please confirm.
I propose the following modification of policy:
--- policy.text.orig Fri Dec 3 15:50:05 1999
+++ policy.text Fri Dec 3 15:55:36 1999
@@ -466,8 +466,9 @@
2.3.2. The maintainer of a package
- Every package must have exactly one maintainer at a time. This person
- is responsible that the license of the package's software complies
+ Every package must have exactly one maintainer at a time. The
+ maintainer may be a mailing list. The maintainer is responsible
+ for ensuring that the license of the package's software complies
with the policy of the distribution this package is included in.
The maintainer must be specified in the `Maintainer' control field
see shy jo