Bug#51879: PROPOSAL: package may be maintained by a group
On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 03:56:35PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Severity: wishlist
> 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
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