Re: Bug#593611: Acknowledgement (debian-policy: Clarify whose signature should go in debian/changelog (4.4))
Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Raphael Hertzog <email@example.com> writes:
> > Suggestion:
> > The maintainer name and email address used in the changelog
> > should be the details of the person releasing this version.
> > They are not necessarily those of the usual package maintainer
> > or those of the uploader. [footnote]
> This is okay, although personally I'd mildly prefer "the person who
> prepared this release of the package," since still the uploader in a
> sponsoring situation is the one doing the releasing in Debian.
> Preparing the release is not the same thing as doing most of the work
> on the new version, and I think still keeps that distinct.
FWIW, I'd second either of those formulations. They both address the
concerns I raised.
(In case it's not clear: I have no special status WRT policy so no-one
is waiting on my seconding :-)
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