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Bug#593533: debian-policy: Proposal to stop requesting to list initial Debian maintainers in debian/copyright

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Information about the initial Debian maintainers partially overlaps the
> information in debian/changelog, and the copyright statements for the
> packaging work.

Under normal circumstances, it always duplicates information in
debian/changelog (there are some edge cases where it doesn't, but I think
they're rare).

> diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
> index 9037de8..e924b5a 100644
> --- a/policy.sgml
> +++ b/policy.sgml
> @@ -9554,9 +9554,8 @@ END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
>  	<p>
>  	  In addition, the copyright file must say where the upstream
> -	  sources (if any) were obtained.  It should name the original
> -	  authors of the package and the Debian maintainer(s) who were
> -	  involved with its creation.
> +	  sources (if any) were obtained, and should name the original
> +	  authors.
>  	</p>
>  	<p>


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

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