Quoting Piotr Ożarowski <pi...@debian.org>:
[Barry Warsaw, 2015-10-07]
* Team in Maintainers is a strong statement that fully collaborative
maintenance is preferred. Anyone can commit to the vcs and upload as
needed. A courtesy email to Uploaders can be nice but not required.
* Team in Uploaders is a weak statement of collaboration. Help in
the package is appreciated, commits to vcs are freely welcomed, but before
uploading, please contact the Maintainer for the green light.
how about making it official and adding it to the policy?