Debian Policy Sprint at DebCamp 2018

Location, Date

Participants

Please go ahead and add yourself to the list if you plan to join us for the sprint.

Name

username/nick

Remote via IRC?

Want to work on (optional)

Hsinchu timezone offset

Sean Whitton (policy editor)

spwhitton

N

0

David Bremner

bremner

N

seconding Sean's patches

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.

There is a list of uncontroversial bugs in the triage branch of policy.git, or ask Sean.

(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.

(3) Translating Policy

Getting the packaging infrastructure in place that makes it possible for people to translate the Policy Manual. Sphinx experts, or those willing to learn about Sphinx, are needed here.

Reports

(pointers to communication about the sprint)

Acknowledgements

the sprint has been possible thanks to:


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