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

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> 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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Ben Finney

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