Debian for use in Parliaments

DebianParl is a subset of Debian for use in parliaments all around the world.

Profiles

DebianParl is organized in system profiles:

System profiles are provided as install recipes for standard Debian install media, and maybe in other forms as well (custom install media, metapackages, recipes for FAI etc.).

Install

Ideally you install like this:

  1. Select the system profile you want installed

    • e.g. desktop/email
  2. Download and prepare a Debian network installer for your hardware

    • e.g. AMD64netinstmini.iso

  3. Install Debian with selected system profile:
    • Connect the computer to ethernet
    • Boot your computer with the prepared installer
      • e.g. put in USB stick, turn power on, hold down F12, and select USB HDD

    • At the Debian installer menu, select Advanced optionsAutomated install

    • When asked for "preseeding", type in your selected system profile like this:
      • https://parl.debian.net/desktop/email

  4. Subscribe to the user mailinglist to get help (and perhaps help out yourself).

    • Consider subscribing twice - with both your institutional and some independent address.
  5. You are done! Welcome to Debian and DebianParl :-)

    • Consider adding yourself at the users page.

See install page for details on current working procedures.

Use

See documentation for each of the system profiles you use. FIXME: actualy write that documentation and link to it

Engage

Tell others about this project, or simply refer to the Homepage: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianParl.

You can help other users at the user mailinglist.

Get involved in improving DebianParl: Join the development mailinglist.

Project

Goals

Constraints

General constraints/expectations for tools and services provided, and questions exposed at runtime:

Installation and server hosting is expected done by technicians, so (unlike e.g. FreedomBox and DebianEdu) no special constraints related to that.

Packages

Tools and services especially relevant for paliamentary workers, which should be included in some of above listed metapackages.

For tools/services not yet in Debian please file an ITP or RFP bugreport, and reference resulting bug number here to ease tracking its progress.

Non-free packages

Non-free tools and services relevant for parliamentary workers that are not yet in Debian can be listed here.

Ideally that list should be empty, obviously.

Tweaks

System tweaks (adjustments, tunings, corrections...) needed for parliamentary work:

Ideally these should all be handled automatically by Debian packages.