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Poll: how should Debian derivatives identify their packages?

Continuing the experiment as outlined in [1] and [2], triggered by the
discussion starting at [3], I hereby call for participation of Debian
Developers in a poll, to attempt to gauge the opinion of "The average
DD"[4] as good as it gets on the issue of what to do with the Maintainer
field in packages shipped by derivatives of Debian.

Please find below the ballot, include the interesting 9 lines in your
signed reply to the poll submission address (see below or Reply-To:).

You can find live results at [5].

Thank you for your participation,

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/12/msg00216.html
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/01/msg00110.html
[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00260.html
[4] Limitation is due to the way devotee works, and hard to change. Patches
    welcome to allow others to vote too (perhaps also seperately tallied)
[5] http://master.debian.org/~jeroen/polls/maintainer-field/

This is an informal poll, conducted with devotee much like the way GR's and
elections are done.

The poll can only be submitted by DD's, and results will be non-anonymous and
published immediately.

Do not erase anything between the lines below and do not change the
choice names.

Please fill in, and send to jeroen-poll-maintainer-field@debian.org. Contact
jeroen@debian.org with questions.

Pointer to discussion:

Thanks to Matt Zimmerman, Adeodato Simó, and others for help and suggestions

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[   ] Choice 1: Maintainer field should remain unmodified
[   ] Choice 2: Change Maintainer on source changes only
[   ] Choice 3: Change Maintainer on any change (including binary rebuild)
[   ] Choice 4: Choice 3 + Preserve Maintainer: field as Debian-Maintainer:
[   ] Choice 5: I don't care
[   ] Choice 6: None of the above / Further discussion
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Some remarks with the options:

1. Choose this if you specifically want the Maintainer: field to not be
   changed not even for minor source updates unnecessarily. See also
   option 5

2. If a Debian source package is modified by a derivative relative to the
   source package in Debian, the Maintainer field should be changed to an
   appropriate contact within the derivative community

3. If a Debian source package is rebuilt (modified or unmodified) by a
   derivative, producing new binaries, the Maintainer field should be
   changed to an appropriate contact within the derivative community.

4. See http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/05/msg00077.html

5. Choose this if you don't mind either way, and consider it accepteable
   that derivatives decide for themselves


Jeroen van Wolffelaar

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