Re: Planned changes to Debian Maintainer uploads
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 09:21:36PM +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> > This is slightly annoying but given that maintainership changes
> > involve an upload too, it hardly seems fatal. Has this been a problem
> > in practice ?
> I think this has been answered by Gerfried's and David's mails.
>  <https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2012/06/msg00038.html>
>  <https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2012/06/msg00037.html>
Hmmm, I do not think that it needs specific notice that DMUA flag is
set. The sponsor should check *all* packaging details and I see no
point in giving a specific one an extra warning - so I can not buy this
argument. I also can not see a real problem in "handing over the DMUA
flag from one DM to another DM as long there is not practical evidence
that there is a clear misuse. If I as a sponsor trust a DM to maintain
a package properly this includes the ability to decide who might be
involved in the packaging as an additional maintainer.