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Bug#459868: debian-policy: Definition of Maintainer: when using a mailing list

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:
> Le Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 01:04:05PM -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :

>> +	  Every package must have a Debian maintainer.

> Hello everybody,

> given the recent discussion on debian-project, how about taking the
> opportunity of this bug to disambiguate this sentence as well:

> ‘Every package must have a maintainer, which may be one person or a group…’

This loses some of the reason why Debian is in there, which is to say that
the Debian *package* needs a maintainer, not just that the software needs
to be maintained upstream.  (I really wish we could fix this problem by
renaming Debian Maintainers to something that doesn't keep making
ambiguities everywhere.)

Maybe "maintainer in Debian"?  Or "maintainer for Debian"?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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