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Re: Debian derivatives and the Maintainer: field (again)

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> > Debian developers set the Maintainer field to themselves(or a team), when they
> > upload to Debian.  The upstream author is only mentioned in the copyright
> > file.
> >
> > Ubuntu should do something similiar.  Set the Maintainer field to someone from
> > their group, and mention debian in the copyright(or other appropriate place).
> I would very much appreciate if folks would review
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00260.html and consider the
> points that I raise there.  I put some effort into collating the issues
> which came up the last time and presenting them.
> It is important, in particular, to account for the fact that Ubuntu is not
> the only Debian derivative, and that proposals like yours would amount to
> Debian derivatives being obliged to fork *every source package in Debian*
> for the sake of changing a few lines of text.

Modify the incoming processor, so that the Packages and Sources files get the
correct info.

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