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Bug#593611: Acknowledgement (debian-policy: Clarify whose signature should go in debian/changelog (4.4))

On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 12:31 -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> Argh, I misused reportbug, apparently. Here is the actual report:
> Policy 4.4 currently says:
> > The maintainer name and email address used in the changelog should be
> > the details of the person uploading this version. They are not
> > necessarily those of the usual package maintainer.
> One person I'm sponsoring misread this and put my name in the changelog,
> since I'm the one actually doing the upload. I can't think of a better
> wording, though. Perhaps a footnote is enough?

Hi Felipe,

I would say that as the person sponsoring and signing the upload you are
the person who is responsible for it, and the changelog should show your

Perhaps the person who did the bulk of the work before you reviewed the
package and uploaded it should put their name as a line in the changelog
saying something like:
 * Packaging by Joe Cool <joe@example.cool> for sponsored upload.

					Andrew McMillan.

andrew (AT) morphoss (DOT) com                            +64(272)DEBIAN
 What I tell you three times is true.
                -- Lewis Carroll

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