Re: Bug#459868: debian-policy: Definition of Maintainer: when using a mailing list
On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 09:31:32AM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 24/01/08 at 23:22 +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > >> +++---+++
> > >> If the Maintainer: field points to a mailing list then the Uploader:
> > >> field has to contain at least one human.
> > >> ---+++---
> > > This is a good requirement, I think. (Actually, I would have expected
> > > Uploader to contain only humans ...)
> > True, I expect Uploaders to only contain humans, nothing else makes any
> > sense. This is for people who try uploading packages with Maintainer set to
> > "the foo group of bar <email@example.com>" and no other information about who
> > really maintains it...
> In the ruby-extras team, we use:
> Maintainer: the team member "mainly" responsible for the package
> Uploaders: the team mailing list, and the other team members who keep a
> look on the package.
> And I think that makes perfect sense ;)
It does ? How a mailing list can upload package ? It seems you are using
a functional field for documentation purpose.
Imagine a large red swirl here.