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Re: [DEP5] [patch] Renaming the ‘Maintainer’ field ‘Contact’

On la, 2010-08-14 at 11:18 -0400, gregor herrmann wrote:
> I remember CPAN maintainers (sic!) being interested in the status of
> their modules in Debian.
> Without a Maintainer (or whatever) field in d/copyright (or somewhere
> else but I don't know a better place) we are not able to provide a
> mapping for that.

Would the Homepage: field that points at the module's CPAN page be good

On the other hand, the field currently known as Maintainer: is already
optional, so it's OK to leave it out, and when it's useful to, say,
pkg-perl, it can be added. Russ, since you objected to it, what do you

About renaming it: I feel it would be better to be explicit that it's an
upstream thing. Thus, Upstream-Maintainer or Upstream-Contact, and
perhaps also renaming Name: to Upstream-Name: at the same time. What do
others think?

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