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Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 10:26:46AM +0200, Joey Schulze wrote:
> > 5) The intial policy for the use of the Debian Maintainer keyring with the
> >    Debian archive will be to accept uploads signed by a key in that keyring
> >    provided:
> >         * none of the packages are being taken over from other source packages
> >         * the most recent version of the package uploaded to unstable
> >           or experimental lists the uploader in the Maintainer: or Uploaders:
> >           fields (ie, cannot NMU or hijack packages)
> >         * the usual checks applied to uploads from Debian developers pass
> I'm missing any mention about taking over arbitrary packages since it

An arbitrary package's most recent upload will not have the person trying
to take it over listed in the Maintainer: or Uploaders: field.

> I still believe that this proposal is flawed and we should address the
> real issue it secretly tries to solve.

I think the DM level of access is useful even if NM were to be working
perfectly. Your insinuation that I've got a secret agenda for this is
offensive and unwarranted.


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