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Re: packages with invalid maintainer fields

Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> writes:

> Again, what material effect does that have?  Does it prevent the person who
> has primary interest in the package (whom we commonly term "the maintainer")
> from updating it?  It might mildly interest QA people, but since they NMU
> packages in bad shape regardless of whether or not they're "orphaned", and
> they don't tend to fiddle with packages which are in good shape regardless
> of orphaned status, I'm still at a loss to determine what practical effect
> the policy you're proposing will have.

It would make it possible for Debian developers who would be able to
properly maintain the package to do so.

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