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

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 00:39:49 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> said: 

> 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.

	Isn't this field only looked at by dinstall?

> That information is to be either found in policy or the developers'

	Wrong. The documentation should be where it belongs -- along
 with the rest of the documentation for our packaging system.

> 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...

	Even the developers reference is not, IMHO, the documentation
 for our packaging system. Wed need a manual for our packaging system
 -- one that is policy aware, so one need not look into multiple
 places for  things.

"The final twitch of "Political Correctness" grand peur has to do with
the age-old fear of antinomian beastliness, lesbians holding black
masses over copies of Derrida and so forth."  Alexander Cockburn
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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