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Re: Planned changes to Debian Maintainer uploads

On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:29:46 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:

> Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> >  - It applies to all DMs listed as Maintainer/Uploaders. It is not
> >    possible to grant upload permission to only a specific DM.
> Isn't that the point of listing a DM in the field? Why would you want to
> list someone as a Maintainer and not allow them to upload a package?

In a packaging team, Uploaders: can contain several people working on
a package; with DMUA:yes all of them who are DMs can upload it even
if some became DMs for totally unrelated packages originally.

More elaborate:

As you said in

| It's unfortunate that the Uploaders field is overloaded to mean so
| many different things than "can upload this package". That's the root
| of the confusingness.


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