[Distutils] "maintainer" definition

amk at amk.ca amk at amk.ca
Tue Sep 30 08:03:43 EDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 07:17:36PM +0100, Mikhail Sobolev wrote:
> I have a quick question regarding the maintainer{,_email} fields.  Who
> exactly is supposed to be mentioned here?  I checked the documentation

The author is the person who originally wrote a piece of software; the
maintainer is the person who's actually maintaining it.  For example, Sam
Rushing is the author of Medusa, but I'm the current maintainer.


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