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Re: Bug#798476: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans

On Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 06:38:15PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > It is the official place to list co-maintainers.
> you keep repeating this but its still broken by design.
> > > ;tl;dr: I think we need a better system to manage team membership in Debian.
> > > (Ab)using the uploaders: field gives an estimate or datapoint today, but we
> > > have other means to gather this data.
> > 
> > No, we do not have currently any other means to gather who is considered 
> > a team member by a team.
> > 
> > And that's the problem.
> then it's time to fix this and not hold on to a band-aid solution which causes
> grief.

I guess the problem is that we do not even have a definition what might
be a team member.  Moreover membership is a function of time and thus
requires constant maintenance.  Nobody really wants to maintain this
actively and I have the impression that this fact is quite related that
this discussion is not really fruitful.

Kind regards