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 * when: DebCamp 2017, Wednesday 2nd July
 * where: TBC, and `#debian-policy`
 * when: main sprint Tuesday August 1st; continue for remainder of DebCamp
   * Tuesday: ask questions about Policy process; start discussions
   * continue working on patches for remainder of DebCamp
   * (you should feel free to jump in if you arrive later than Tuesday!)
 * where: Jardin intérieur, and `#debian-policy`
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(please go ahead and add yourself to the list if you plan to join us for the sprint; use 'via IRC' to indicate if you will participate remotely) (please go ahead and add yourself to the list if you plan to join us for the sprint and '''subscribe''' to this wiki page to receive notifications if the details of the sprint change)
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 * Sean Whitton <spwhitton> ('''policy editor''')
 * Russ Allbery <rra> via IRC ('''policy editor''')
||'''Name'''||'''username/nick'''||'''Remote via IRC?'''||'''Want to work on''' (optional)||'''Montreal timezone offset'''||
|| Sean Whitton ('''policy editor''') || spwhitton || N || || 0 ||
|| Russ Allbery ('''policy editor''') || rra || Y || || ||
|| Helmut Grohne || helmut || Y || multi-arch || +6 ||
|| Taowa Munene-Tardif || taowa || N || Goal 1 || 0 ||
|| Holger Levsen || h01ger || N || || 0 ||
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 * report: TBC  * report: https://spwhitton.name/blog/entry/debconf17_reports/

Debian Policy Sprint at DebCamp 2017

Location, Date

  • when: main sprint Tuesday August 1st; continue for remainder of DebCamp

    • Tuesday: ask questions about Policy process; start discussions
    • continue working on patches for remainder of DebCamp

    • (you should feel free to jump in if you arrive later than Tuesday!)
  • where: Jardin intérieur, and #debian-policy

Participants

(please go ahead and add yourself to the list if you plan to join us for the sprint and subscribe to this wiki page to receive notifications if the details of the sprint change)

Name

username/nick

Remote via IRC?

Want to work on (optional)

Montreal timezone offset

Sean Whitton (policy editor)

spwhitton

N

0

Russ Allbery (policy editor)

rra

Y

Helmut Grohne

helmut

Y

multi-arch

+6

Taowa Munene-Tardif

taowa

N

Goal 1

0

Holger Levsen

h01ger

N

0

Agenda

We've two goals. Sprint participants can work on either.

(1) Clear backlog of uncontroversial changes to Policy

We want to clear the backlog of uncontroversial changes to Policy, which makes up the greater part of bugs filed against debian-policy. They are each at different stages of the PolicyChangesProcess, but it would not take much to get them moved along and committed to the debian-policy git repo.

Bringing this key part of our documentation up-to-date would save lots of volunteer time across Debian. There will be a policy editor physically present at the sprint, with commit access to the debian-policy git repo, and at the end of DebConf we plan a "special edition" release of Policy, closing as many of these uncontroversial bugs as we can. How many can we close? :)

(2) Draft text for "big ticket" Policy updates

Debian Policy does not document the following important parts of Debian. We want to bring together both those who already understand these mechanisms, and those who are new to them, to produce concise and useful explanations of our preexisting best practices.

It probably makes sense to use gobby for working on the draft text.

Reports

Acknowledgements

The sprint has been possible thanks to:


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