Sign your name in pkg-descr is useless or useful?
naddy at mips.inka.de
Thu Mar 25 06:00:00 PST 2004
Jeremy Messenger <mezz7 at cox.net> 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.
I dislike it. I don't see any use for it and it feels like exaggerated
self-promotion. Frequently the description is copied verbatim from
a README or man page; signing your name below makes it look like
you are the author. Ugh.
I also keep running into ports where MAINTAINER and pkg-descr are
out of sync.
If people want to provide a human name in addition to the bare
e-mail address in MAINTAINER, then I suggest we expand the MAINTAINER
format to include a real name, just like OpenBSD did:
MAINTAINER= Foo Bar <fbar at some.place>
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
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