[maemo-developers] Maemo extras repository package uploader/maintainer verification?

From: Anderson Lizardo anderson.lizardo at openbossa.org
Date: Fri Jan 22 20:15:48 EET 2010
On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 1:21 PM, Nathan Anderson
<nathan at andersonsplace.net> wrote:
> Jeremiah,
>        Thanks -- I have no issues with dropping my name into the maintainer
> field; I just didn't want to steal any credit from the "real" authors of
> those things that I just repackaged.   I do know the language of everything
> I've repackages; and could probably muddle my way through something I didn't
> know. ;-)

The "Maintainer" field says specifically about the package maintainer,
not the original author. If you are repackaging something for Maemo
and wants to maintain credits for the original maintainer, just move
the original field to the "XSBC-Original-Maintainer" field, as Ubuntu
maintainers do (see

If you don't change the Maintainer field, users might think that they
should contact the original maintainers for any problems with your
packaging modifications (for instance), and that person might not be
prepared for giving this support.

Anderson Lizardo
OpenBossa Labs - INdT
Manaus - Brazil
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