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Re: Re:%20Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal

On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 05:13:35PM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> To the DM proposers: Does the suggestion in the current form mean that I
> will no longer be allowed to sponser anyone out of fear he might become
> DM and thus said he is capable enough to maintain this type of package.

If you upload a package marked "Maintainer: J Random Hacker
<jrh@example.com>", then you're asserting J Random Hacker is capable of
maintaining that package. You're already doing that in the sense that
uploading such a package already instructs the BTS to forwards filed
bugs to that person.

If you don't want to do that, you can still sponsor an upload from J
Random Hacker by having J only be mentioned in the changelog (and/or
README, etc), and not the control file.

> Or does the advocate imply that the DM is capable of maintaining all
> types of packages.

DMs upload priveleges are on a per-source-package basis as per the


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