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Bug#51879: PROPOSAL: package may be maintained by a group



On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 03:21:58PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> > >  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.
> > >  
> 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
> precise?

    Well, it's a really obscure nit in the US now that the American
language has become so, uh, relaxed, but...

"for ensuring that the licence of the package's software complies with
the policy of the distribution in which the package is included."

I believe the official rule is "may not end a sentence with a
preposition."  You also switched articles from "the" to "this".

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