Splitting maintainer from creator

Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal roy@mende|@@ohn @end|ng |rom no@@@gov
Tue Apr 2 19:58:08 CEST 2019

Hi All;

In defining the roles in Description file of a package,  has there been any thought of adding a role of maintainer separate from creator  (cre).  While the definition given says:

> cre: the creator or maintainer, the person you should bother if you have problems.

that "or" separates two really distinct roles.  To me the sense of the word "creator' is the person or persons who originally created the package.  A present maintainer may well have only added patches to the present package,  but would need to be defined as "cre" to be the one to receive emails.



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