Sign your name in pkg-descr is useless or useful?

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Thu Mar 25 10:07:08 PST 2004

On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 11:58:09 +0100, Michael Nottebrock 
<michaelnottebrock at> wrote:

> On Thursday 25 March 2004 06:00, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
>> I think, it's useless because most of us don't do it. Also, we already
>> have the Whom: and MAINTAINER in the Makefile. It seems to me that sign
>> our name in it is making no sense for pkg-descr as in description file.
> It is of some use while browsing the package descriptions in sysinstall 
> - no way to look at MAINTAINER or port Makefiles there. But as you
> already quoted, it is recommended, not required.

Well, it's mislead because a lot of us think it was author. Put maintainer 
name in a description file is just not right and make no sense at all, IMO.


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