Dear Developers, After the upload of debian-policy 126.96.36.199, Charles Plessy decided to step down from being a Policy Editor to focus on other areas of Debian. Charles had a huge role in the maintenance of the Debian Policy before and during his 12-month delegation, and his activity will be missed. I would like to stress the importance of contributing to our project's documentation. Documents such as the Debian Policy, the Developer's Reference, and all our packaging documentation, bring us together as a project and ensure that we do not diverge into a myriad of team-sized projects with their own procedures and practices. We should all feel collectively responsible of keeping them up to date. The Debian Policy is maintained in the open, and you are welcome to join the debian-policy mailing list, go through the open issues for debian-policy, and contribute ideas, comments or patches. The Developers Reference is also maintained on the debian-policy@ mailing list, using similar processes.  https://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/  http://bugs.debian.org/debian-policy Please find below the updated delegation. The task description is unchanged. - Lucas --------------------------------------------------------------------- Policy Editors delegation ========================= I hereby appoint the following developers as Policy Editors: - Andreas Barth (aba) - Bill Allombert (ballombe) - Jonathan Nieder (jrnieder) - Russ Allbery (rra) Any previous Debian Policy delegation, not explicitly listed above, is revoked. The delegation is not time-limited. It will be effective until further changes by present or future DPLs. Task Description ---------------- The Debian Policy team is responsible for maintaining and coordinating updates to the Debian Policy Manual and all the other policy documents released as part of the "debian-policy" package. The Debian Policy Editors: - Guide the work on the Debian Policy Manual and related documents as a collaborative process where developers review and second or object to proposals, usually on the debian-policy mailing list . : https://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/ - Count seconds and weight objections to proposals, to determine whether they have reached sufficient consensus to be included, and accept consensual proposals. - Reject or refer to the Technical Committee proposals that fail to reach consensus. - Commit changes to the version control system repository used to maintain the Debian Policy Manual and related documents. - Maintain the "debian-policy" package. As package maintainers, they have the last word on package content, releases, bug reports, etc.
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