[aur-general] Where to put your name when you adopt an AUR package (was: TU Application)

Callan Barrett wizzomafizzo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 09:08:23 EDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Henning Garus
<henning.garus at googlemail.com> wrote:
> It does make sense, at least to me, to have your name and email
> address in a PKGBUILD you currently maintain in AUR, even if you
> didn't create it. However, I don't think there is any policy about
> this. I have seen some "custom" tags, which I can't remember exactly
> and of course much misuse of the maintainer tag - I am guilty of that
> one myself.
> What one could do to prevent further misuse of the Maintainer tag
> would be introducing a new tag like AUR-Maintainer and put it in the
> wiki. Notice that this is just an example, I wouldn't be against
> calling this different. It wouldn't stop the "Maintainer Tag problem"
> all at once, but it might help reducing it.

I've never understood this rule, especially when I was enforcing it.
Why aren't AUR maintainers allowed to use the maintainer tag?

Callan Barrett

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