On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 02:10:41PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Aug 2017, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > In a more general note, I am a bit puzzled that it is so controversial
> > that machine-readable team membership information is important and
> > should continue to be available.
> Because maintaining such a field increases the burden on teams for 
> little to no benefit.

It does not bring benefit to you personally.

It is quite useful elsewhere.

> I know I haven't bothered to be sure that the
> Uploaders field in any of my packages only contains people who are
> currently actively involved in maintaining that particular packages.

Whom you officially list as co-maintainers of your packages is your

> On Fri, 04 Aug 2017, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > Nowadays orphaning is done by reuploading the package with the
> > maintainer set to the QA group rather than using a O: wnpp bug.
> Good point.

Bill was giving alternative facts.



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