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Bug#203145: (uploaders in control) Note: not in .deb



On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, Bob Hilliard wrote:
> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
> > 	Why is this not sufficient? Why do we need a policy dictum
> >  about this? What problems would arise of there is not formal policy
> >  about this issue?
> 
>      If a developer decides to formalize a co-maintainer for a
> package, he will look in Policy for a description of the field.  Is it
> "Uploader:" or "Uploaders:"?  May it include commas or other
> punctuation?  Having such information conveniently available in Policy
> is preferable to searching the archives of -devel for that
> information.

That information is to be either found in policy or the developers'
reference.  While it is bad enough to have information scattered and often
duplicated in two documents, it is unacceptable to have to dig after it in
the list archives.

Now, if it is NOT in the developer's reference, it is time to add it
there...

-- 
  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh



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