Bug#593611: Acknowledgement (debian-policy: Clarify whose signature should go in debian/changelog (4.4))
On 19/08/10 16:12, Andrew McMillan wrote:
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> for sponsored upload.
I do not believe this matches common practice within debian. None of my
sponsored uploads had the changelog signature changed, and from what
I've seen in d-mentors, nobody does.