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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Oct 9 09:26:53 EDT 2008

Callan Barrett wrote:
> 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?

I agree.   It is not as if people get confused and think a package is 
official just because of that tag.  Or am I giving people too much 
credit...  :P

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