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

Felipe Sateler <fsateler@debian.org> writes:

> 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?

Would it be better with s/uploading/releasing/ ? Or perhaps
s/uploading/packaging/ ?

I commonly refer to the result of a finalised Debian package as a
“release”, regardless of whether it ends up in Debian or not. That seems
a useful way of disambiguating between “released from the person doing
the packaging” versus “uploaded into Debian”.

 \            “Human reason is snatching everything to itself, leaving |
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Ben Finney

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