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Re: Please change the Maintainer: header when forking Debian

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 11:09:23PM +0100, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 12:40:02PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Isn't this request contrary to the consensus identified in the poll on this
> > subject earlier this year?

>   err, poll ? I've never "voted" in such a poll, and I've had problems
> with packages of mine living in ubuntu universe two times already, and
> that's tiredsome. Especially because one of those users didn't want to
> believe that I was not the "Ubuntu Maintainer" of that package, since my
> name was in it.

>   Would I have had seen that poll, I would have been in favor of
> renaming the Debian Maintainer: field into Debian-Maintainer: or
> whatever else too.


I guess I misremembered the outcome of the poll; it appears the preference
expressed there was that "Maintainer" be automatically munged to
"Debian-Maintainer" by derivatives.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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