Bug#593533: debian-policy: Proposal to stop requesting to list initial Debian maintainers in debian/copyright
Charles Plessy <email@example.com> 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
> 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
> 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.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>