This page contains a list of ideas about Debian raised on various mailing lists over time. Please contribute more ideas here, pointing to the relevant discussions (only ideas previously discussed publicly should be added). Also, note that the fact that an idea is listed does not mean that there is consensus that it should be implemented. Some of them are controversial and should only be considered food for thought. Other lists of ideas are available.

Contents

  1. Accessibility
    1. General
    2. GDM
    3. Additional ideas
  2. Brainstorming
    1. Have "campaign ideas" type discussions more regularly
  3. Communications/Publicity
    1. Communications with Companies and Governments
  4. Contribution to Debian enhancements
    1. Clearer paths in
    2. Bite-sized introductory work
    3. Internships
    4. Gamification
    5. General
    6. Mentoring
    7. Process
    8. Recruitment
    9. Social
  5. Ecosystem
    1. Improving Debian Economy
    2. Supporting/crediting Debian Benefactor companies
  6. Events
    1. Regional 1-2 day events
    2. Mentoring sprints
  7. Financial
    1. Better budgetting
    2. Improved fundraising
    3. DPL checks and balances
  8. Freedom
    1. FSF stamp of approval
    2. Desert Island test for third party network services
  9. Governance
    1. Blockers for DPL candidacy
    2. Delegation
    3. Debian Board
    4. DebConf
    5. Elections
    6. Determining consensus
  10. Infrastructure/Services
    1. Setting up dev instances of user and developer facing services is hard
    2. User facing tools unapproachable
  11. Membership
    1. DPM vs DD
    2. New Member process
    3. Member conduct
  12. Metrics
    1. Bug reports
    2. Women in Debian
    3. Status of active/inactive DDs
  13. Packaging
    1. Standardization
    2. ddeb
    3. Documentation of Local vs "Debian Official" guidelines
    4. Volunteer curators for things like ITP and RFP lists
  14. Release cycle
    1. When to release
    2. Identifying abandoned packages
    3. Rolling Release
    4. Testing as "usable"
    5. Gradual freezes
    6. RC bugs
    7. Improving processes for distro-wide changes
  15. Teams
    1. Improve Team maintenance infrastructure
    2. Getting teams more help from within the project
  16. Upstream coordination
    1. How to bundle 3rd party components already in debian if they need different versions
    2. Easing inclusion
    3. Sponsoring DD attendance at upstream events

Accessibility

General

GDM

Additional ideas

Brainstorming

Have "campaign ideas" type discussions more regularly

Communications/Publicity

Communications with Companies and Governments

Contribution to Debian enhancements

Clearer paths in

Bite-sized introductory work

Internships

Gamification

General

Mentoring

Process

Recruitment

Social

Ecosystem

Improving Debian Economy

Supporting/crediting Debian Benefactor companies

Events

Regional 1-2 day events

Mentoring sprints

Financial

Better budgetting

Improved fundraising

DPL checks and balances

Freedom

FSF stamp of approval

Desert Island test for third party network services

Governance

Blockers for DPL candidacy

Delegation

Debian Board

DebConf

Elections

Determining consensus

Infrastructure/Services

Setting up dev instances of user and developer facing services is hard

User facing tools unapproachable

Membership

DPM vs DD

New Member process

Member conduct

Metrics

Bug reports

Women in Debian

Status of active/inactive DDs

Packaging

Standardization

ddeb

Documentation of Local vs "Debian Official" guidelines

Volunteer curators for things like ITP and RFP lists

Release cycle

When to release

Identifying abandoned packages

Rolling Release

Testing as "usable"

Gradual freezes

RC bugs

Improving processes for distro-wide changes

Teams

Improve Team maintenance infrastructure

Getting teams more help from within the project

Upstream coordination

How to bundle 3rd party components already in debian if they need different versions

Easing inclusion

Sponsoring DD attendance at upstream events