Bug#593611: Acknowledgement (debian-policy: Clarify whose signature should go in debian/changelog (4.4))
On 19/08/10 19:05, Don Armstrong wrote:
> 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
I like this wording. I think it clarifies a lot.