Maintainership of the S-Lang modules

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at
Tue Nov 8 10:43:26 UTC 2005

* G. Milde <g.milde at> [2005-11-08 11:03]:

> (Would it be ok with Debian to have one "Debian JED Group" with two
> mail addies?)

Yes, it is ok.  They will count as two different maintainers, because the
part inside the brackets is considered to be the maintainer "name" or

For instance, try:

> My suggestion for the list name would be:
> - Maintainer: Debian JED Group <pkg-jed-slang-modules at>
> + Maintainer: Debian JED Group <pkg-slang-modules at>
> as the slang modules can be used outside jed as well.

Your proposal is not feasible because the names of all DJG mailing list 
must be prefixed by "pkg-jed-".  The name "pkg-slang-modules" would only
be possible if we create a new Alioth group called pkg-slang. However ...

> > Second, we could create a new group at Alioth specifically for the S-Lang
> > modules.  I dislike this solution because it takes time to set up and
> > administer projects at Alioth.  If someone is willing to do it, I will
> > follow her.
> Too much hassle, IMHO

... the both of us dislike the idea.

> > The third solution is to transfer the maintainership from the DJG to
> > individuals.  In this case, I am afraid it has to be me.  If you guys
> > really wish this solution, then I will comply to it, although it is not
> > my preferable solution.
> If there is noone except you working on the modules, this is an option
> as well. However, I have not problem with our Alioth group being used
> for slang-modules maintaining (be it by you alone or someone joining).

The reason I did not put my name as the maintainer is because I do not
use S-Lang that much.  Maintaining the packages by a group of people
(even though I am the only one actively working on them currently)
decreases the chances that they will be orphaned in the future.


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