New submission from Paul Ganssle <>:

This is basically the same as issue 962772, as there seems to have been a 
regression. The current version of distutils discards author= metadata if 
maintainer= is present, even though PEP 345 has added the Maintainer: and 
Maintainer-Email: metadata fields.

I think that the way forward is to have write_pkg_info generate separate 
Maintainer: and Maintainer-Email: fields.

components: Distutils
messages: 313747
nosy: dstufft, eric.araujo, p-ganssle
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Maintainer information discarded when writing PKG-INFO
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.6, Python 3.7

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