I posted like 3 o 4 messages to an Ubuntu mailing list in my life; it happened when they discussed DEP-3, which I think can help in syncing patches between the 2 distros (or, if you want, in removing one more excuse for not doing that).
When I did that, I posted with my
If I have upload rights to Ubuntu, I would certainly use my
@debian.org address, to show to the Ubuntu community
where I come from.
Now, why then should a
@ubuntu.com guy do anything
different when uploading to Debian, no matter which rights he has
earned in the (Debian) project? Or better, sure he can do it
differently, but why should we ask he to do that?
DDs have different "philosophies" about which address they use
Uploaders fields: some of
them consistently use
@debian.org address in every
package they (co-)maintain; some other use some of their non-Debian
addresses. Shouldn't the latter choice be completely orthogonal to
whether they have a
As Gaudenz has shown in his master thesis (there's a very nice DC9 talk about that), Debian has surely lost a lot of "contributors" (people that interact on lists, BTS, ...) in favor of Ubuntu, but has not lost "uploaders" (Gaudenz' names were actually different, but I can't remember them and the slides are in German, which I can't read :-/). In fact, there is a flow of people which become uploaders to Debian, that come from Ubuntu; that flow most likely compensates the decrease in the number of Debian contributors which become uploaders. So, let's face it, we will have at least for a while people coming from Ubuntu uploading to our archive, possibly/hopefully because they like more our free ideals and democratic project management.
These are my personal reasons for finding some rants pointless.
(But still, that rant finally gave me the opportunity to mention Gaudenz's work, which I've found pretty impressive!)