[arch-dev-public] [RFC] Removing maintainer/contributor lines from PKGBUILDs

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Tue Aug 25 19:58:40 UTC 2020

I am not sure these serve any purpose. The maintainer line duplicates
information available from the archweb or aur interfaces and could
also be outdated. The contributor lines are mostly redundant with svn
or git history, can take up several lines in the PKGBUILD and can
become irrelevant after significant refactoring.

What are your thoughts on dropping all these seemingly unnecessary
lines from our official PKGBUILDs? Anyone feel strongly about keeping
them (and why)?

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