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Re: MAINTAINER tidbit



On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, William Yodlowsky wrote:

> That sounds like a good idea--although I'm not sure how unique names will be
> over time.

I don't think that's too much of a worry as it's been the basis of a lot
of discussion in messaging systems circles. The old directory services
fuzzy stuff vs. specified usernames. Just track it in some way.

Consider how unique your address is: wyodlows_(_at_)_nj_(_dot_)_devry_(_dot_)_edu

Even if there were two William Yodlowsky's the address next to it would
make it unique.

I have some random suggestions:

portname_(_at_)_ports_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org points to the maintainter.

So you could even get unique if you like:

apache-1_(_dot_)_3_(_dot_)_12_i386_with-PHP4_(_at_)_ports_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org

Or throw in flavour stuff as well.

the MAINTAINER line just refers to the above. Maybe have a web-based view
on www.openbsd.org of the real maintainer addresses (and give the person
the option to hide it - do double blind if you want to get a bit fancy).

This also could keep that line current over time in the case of ports that
change hands.

you could do this with packages as well.

regards,

neal
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