Bug#593611: Acknowledgement (debian-policy: Clarify whose signature should go in debian/changelog (4.4))
On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> 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?
The maintainer name and email address used in the changelog should be
the details of the person uploading _this_ version.
Perhaps changing it to
The maintainer name and email address used in the changelog
should be the details of the person primarily responsible for the
preparation of this version.
In the most usual case, the person doing the preparation is also the
person doing the upload, but it need not be the case. AFAICT, this
also documents current standard practice even in team maintained
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