Bug#51879: PROPOSAL: package may be maintained by a group
On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 03:21:58PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Franklin Belew wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 04, 1999 at 01:31:55AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>>>>"Joey" == Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> Urk. I find this confusing (perhaps I have far too set an idea
>>> about what a maintainer is).
>>> Joey> - Every package must have exactly one maintainer at a time. This person
>>> Joey> - is responsible that the license of the package's software complies
>>> Joey> + Every package must have exactly one maintainer at a time. The
>>> Joey> + maintainer may be a mailing list. The maintainer is responsible
>>> Joey> + for ensuring that the license of the package's software complies
>>> Joey> with the policy of the distribution this package is included in.
>> More nitpicking, this is grammatically incorrect.
> Er, if there is a grammatical problem with the above text (as amended; the
> original does of course have a gramatical error that I corrected en passant
> by adding the text "for ensuring"), I fail to see it. Could you be more
The dangling preposition in the last sentence.
"the distribution this package is included in" should read
"the distribution in which this package is included."
You could get even more techincal and remove the passive voice, but I don't
believe its necessary.
My other edits were just to clarify the definition of maintainer.
Maybe the definition of maintainer should be its own policy paragraph?
Frank aka Myth