Hello Ubuntu developers,

We have long had a policy for adding standard meta information to
patches that we apply to Ubuntu, to make it easier to track their
origin, upstream status, etc.

Debian now introduced a new policy proposal which has the same spirit,
but a slightly different format (mainly to stay compatible with
git-formatted patches):


After a discussion on ubuntu-devel[1], it now turns out that the
Debian proposal is stable enough to become widely adopted. Thus our
own policy for this [2] now by and large is just a pointer to DEP-3.

So it would be nice if from now on we could migrate to that new format
over time. This is of course neither urgent, nor bound to a particular

Thanks all,


[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2009-September/029212.html
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/PatchTaggingGuidelines

Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)

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