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Bits from the DPL (February 2018)

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Dear developers…

Greetings from a bitterly cold & snowy London! However, a warm welcome
to the February 2018 edition of "Bits from the DPL".

Here's a brief outline of what I've been getting up to recently as your

 * Re-appointed Kurt Roeckx as Project Secretary for another term.
   Thank you, Kurt… [0]

 * Had a call with the GitLab [1] Press team regarding the Alioth/Salsa
   migration for an upcoming press release.

 * Approved Debian's continued involvement with Google's Summer of Code
   outreach programme. [2]

 * Re-delegated the Debian System Administrators [3] delegation. This
   represents the stepping down of Stephen Gran from the team [4];
   thank you for your careful and diligent work over the years, sgran.

 * Attempted to connect various folks looking for keysigning [5] as
   part of Debian Maintainer applications.

 * Updated the DD certificate script [6] to support Debian Maintainers
   [7] and "issued" a certificate to a Maintainer.

 * Had some private discussions with Developers regarding the Debian
   LTS project [8] as well as followed the recent conversation closely
   on debian-devel [9], etc.

 * Liased with SPI [10] to gain access to a Google component so that
   DSA [11] could perform some administration.

 * Informally delegated a Developer to begin investigatations into the
   impact of the General Data Protection Regulation [12] on Debian.

 [ 0] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/02/msg00002.html
 [ 1] https://about.gitlab.com/
 [ 2] https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2018
 [ 3] https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DSA
 [ 4] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/02/msg00001.html
 [ 5] https://wiki.debian.org/Keysigning/Coordination
 [ 6] https://wiki.debian.org/DDCertificate
 [ 7] https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer
 [ 8] https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
 [ 9] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel
 [10] https://www.spi-inc.org/
 [11] https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DSA
 [12] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation

Finances, etc.

As well as responding to various follow-ups to previous requests, I:

 * Had discussions around the status of a problematic Trusted
   Organisation [13].

 * Had a handful of conversations regarding why some contributors did
   (or would) not submit funding requests.

 * Gave "approval" for various Debian sub-projects applying for Mozilla
   "MOSS" grants. [14]

 * Fielded queries about merchandise printing.

 * Answered some questions regarding the reimbursement procedure wiki
   pages. [15]

 * Clarified some positions in the recent Debian Treasurer Team [16]
   report [17].

 [13] https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DPL/TrustedOrganizationCriteria
 [14] https://wiki.mozilla.org/MOSS
 [15] https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DPL/Reimbursement
 [16] https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Treasurer
 [17] https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2018/02/msg00015.html

In terms of specific events, I addressed funding requests for (and
other administrative work around) a BSP in Tirana [18], the Hamburg
Mini-DebConf [19], SnowCamp 2018 [20], FOSS'ASIA 2018 [21], LibrePlanet
[22], FOSDEM 2018 [23] and a Debian Women [24] meeting in Curitiba,
Brazil [25].

 [18] https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2018/01/msg00024.html
 [19] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/02/msg00003.html
 [20] https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/it/2018/SnowCamp
 [21] https://2018.fossasia.org/
 [22] https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Main_Page
 [23] https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/
 [24] https://www.debian.org/women/
 [25] https://debianwomenbr.github.io/


In addition to all of the above, I spent time on:

 * Liasing with and advising the Anti Harrassment team [26] on a number
   of specific issues, as well as evaluating potential additional team

 * Addressing various poor behaviours of Developers.

 * Moderating / contributing to the "/r/debian" subreddit [27].

 * Looking into a potential trademark violation and/or scam.

 * More work on Debian becoming a supported operating system on the
   "Windows Subsystem for Linux" [28] platform. This has seen
   significant progress throughout this month and we are almost
   there. Honest…!

 * Redirecting private support queries sent to the leader@ alias. Like
   last month, I did not any requests in February to remove emails from
   the BTS.

 [26] https://wiki.debian.org/AntiHarassment
 [27] https://reddit.com/r/debian
 [28] https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wsl/

BSP reminder

Don't forget Debian is willing to reimburse up to USD 100 for
travel/accommodation expenses to attend Bug Squashing Parties (BSPs)
[29]. If there are no BSPs near to you 30], organise one!

Reimbursement requests should meet the following conditions:

 * The requester agrees to communicate about their activities during
   the event, such as posting to Planet Debian [31] The goal here
   being to increase the visibility of such work.

 * The requester must be a Debian contributor of some description or
   have demonstrated an ability and committment to do that kind of

 [29] https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DPL/Reimbursement
 [30] https://wiki.debian.org/BSPPlanning
 [31] https://planet.debian.org/

"Oh, one last thing..."

Lastly, in case you missed it:

 * The DebConf 18 Call for Proposals (CfP) has been announced. [32]

 * A Mini-DebConf in Hamburg in May has been announced. [33]

 * Purism [34] now offers hardware discounts to Developers. [35][36]

 [32] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/02/msg00000.html
 [33] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2018/02/msg00003.html
 [34] https://puri.sm/
 [35] https://puri.sm/posts/purisms-debian-developer-discount-program-announcement/
 [36] https://wiki.debian.org/MemberBenefits#Purism

See y'all next month…

Best wishes,

- -- 
     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby@debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk



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