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Bug#203145: debian-policy: Scant documentation of Uploaders: field

retitle 203145 [PROPOSAL] Document Uploaders: field in policy
On 28 Jul 2003 10:09:09 +1000 Andrew Pollock <me@andrew.net.au> wrote
> I had to do a bit of Googling to find any reference on the Uploaders:
> field in debian/control. I would have thought that this would turn up
> in section 5.6 of policy, given that
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2001/debian-devel-200109/msg00130.html
> is nearly 2 years old now.

How about this patch against current CVS:
--- /tmp/policy.sgml.orig	Tue Oct 14 12:14:32 2003
+++ policy.sgml	Tue Oct 14 12:24:07 2003
@@ -2203,6 +2203,7 @@
 	  <list compact="compact">
 	    <item><qref id="f-Source"><tt>Source</tt></qref> (mandatory)</item>
 	    <item><qref id="f-Maintainer"><tt>Maintainer</tt></qref> (mandatory)</item>
+	    <item><qref id="f-Uploaders"><tt>Uploaders</tt></qref></item>
 	    <item><qref id="f-Section"><tt>Section</tt></qref> (recommended)</item>
 	    <item><qref id="f-Priority"><tt>Priority</tt></qref> (recommended)</item>
 	    <item><qref id="sourcebinarydeps"><tt>Build-Depends</tt> et al</qref></item>
@@ -2289,6 +2290,7 @@
 	  <item><qref id="f-Source"><tt>Source</tt></qref> (mandatory)</item>
 	  <item><qref id="f-Version"><tt>Version</tt></qref> (mandatory)</item>
 	  <item><qref id="f-Maintainer"><tt>Maintainer</tt></qref> (mandatory)</item>
+	  <item><qref id="f-Uploaders"><tt>Uploaders</tt></qref></item>
 	  <item><qref id="f-Binary"><tt>Binary</tt></qref></item>
 	  <item><qref id="f-Architecture"><tt>Architecture</tt></qref></item>
           <item><qref id="sourcebinarydeps"><tt>Build-Depends</tt> et al</qref></item>
@@ -2391,6 +2393,17 @@
 	    putting the name in round brackets and moving it to the
 	    end, and bringing the email address forward).
+	</sect1>
+	<sect1 id="f-Uploaders">
+          <heading><tt>Uploaders</tt></heading>
+          <p>
+            List of co-maintaintainers and their email addresses. If the
+            package has other maintainers beside the one named in the
+            <qref id="f-Maintainer">Maintainer field</qref> list them here
+            in the same format and separate the entries by commas.
+          </p>
 	<sect1 id="f-Changed-By">

The English might need some polishing, but IMHO the wish of the
bug-submitter is justified.
              cu andreas

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