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The following template is sent to people who email [http://mako.cc/contact.html mako] about adding their RSS Feed to Planet: == Can I Be On Planet? ==

Planet Debian is for any active and involved participant in the Debian development community. Inclusion in Planet should reflect a relationship that already exists -- it is not meant to create one.

Defining activity and involvement is tough and there are many ways of being active and involved. I am to consider all of them for the purposes of involvement in Planet. In terms of what is enough activity, there has been academic research on the difficulties of deciding what an active member in Debian is so I will primarily rely on what the blog owner tells me unless the evidence points to the contrary

The following template is sent to people who email [http://mako.cc/contact.html Mako] about adding their RSS Feed to Planet:

[http://planet.debian.org Planet Debian] is a website running the ?PlanetPlanet software that aggregates the blogs of many active Debian developers, package maintainers, and contributors.

Benjamin Mako Hill is the current maintainer of planet.

Can I Be On Planet?

Planet Debian is for any active and involved participant in the Debian development community. Inclusion in Planet should reflect a relationship that already exists -- it is not meant to create one.

Defining activity and involvement is tough and there are many ways of being active and involved. I am to consider all of them for the purposes of involvement in Planet. In terms of what is enough activity, there has been academic research on the difficulties of deciding what an active member in Debian is so I will primarily rely on what the blog owner tells me unless the evidence points to the contrary

The following template is sent to people who email [http://mako.cc/contact.html Mako] about adding their RSS Feed to Planet:

{{{Any Debian developer or any other active contributor to the project is welcome to be added to planet.

If you're a developer, you can simply add your own blog to the config file which is kept in a world-writable CVS repository on gluck. The easiest thing to do is to SSH to gluck.debian.org and then read the instructions here:

  • /org/planet.debian.org/README

If you're not a developer, you'll need to have me add you.

In terms of content, there are two rules. The first rule is to provide an English language only feed. The second rule is the rather vague guideline of "don't annoy people." There is absolutely no requirement that posts need to be about Debian -- mine rarely are. However, if there are a subset of posts that you are annoying a large number of people, I will ask you you to consider providing a feed without the posts in question. This has only happened a few times in the past. If you stay away from advertising content (or content that might be confused as such) and from excessively personal information, you should be fine.

I'll be happy to welcome you to planet! Please let me know if you have any questions.}}}