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Bug#51879: revised proposal: package may be maintained by a group

On Tue, Dec 07, 1999 at 02:46:20PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> -     Every package must have exactly one maintainer at a time.  This person
> -     is responsible that the license of the package's software complies
> -     with the policy of the distribution this package is included in.
> +     Every package must have a maintainer (the maintainer may be one person
> +     or a group of people reachable from a common email address, such as a
> +     mailing list).  The maintainer is responsible for ensuring that the
> +     package is placed in the appropriate distribution.

    Actually, I kind of have a nit to pick with this, on the grounds
that a package might not be appropriate for any distribution on the
grounds of a completely unacceptable license (which I suppose would
mean that the appropriate distribution is the bitbucket and the
statement holds, but somehow it seems inelegant).  After three false
starts, however, I've been unable to come up with anything that reads
better, so if nobody else has the same complaint, I'll withdraw this

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