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Re: Proposed meeting on 27/28/29 May

On Sat, 14 May 2011 12:08:40 +0100
Chris Carr <rantingman@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 2011-05-14 at 20:02 +1000, Karl Goetz wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Since there was no clear indication from the last meeting when the
> > next one should take place, I"m going to suggest a meeting for
> > sometime on the weekend of the 27/28/29th of May.
> > 
> > I set up a doodle poll incase the weekend works for people:
> > 
> > http://www.doodle.com/err72s4seewnvdhe#table

> > Proposed agenda:
> > * Check actions from first meeting (and see if help is needed)
> > * check actions from second meeting (and see if help is needed)

> I'd like an agenda item about seeking sponsorship. I don't know how
> many other newbies will be attending, but it seems to me that there
> are a lot of free games out there whose authors/maintainers are not
> DDs but who could get them into Debian with a little help. If I had a

This has been up for discussion at previous meetings, but if it didn't
make it onto the list then we can talk about it now. I've added it to
the updated agenda incase.

> mentor I could package up about two dozen roguelikes quite easily,
> which would make a nice addition to Debian's games portfolio - but
> I'm stuck waiting for a sponsor for the first one. 
> Also, it would be nice if there was a "preferred packaging policy" for
> Debian games, and I'd be happy to collaborate on a tutorial for this.

AIUI, thats what this is meant to be:
Its being discussed in a separate thread, so jump in to that and

> My packages are built using scripts rather than debhelper or anything
> else, and I suspect this is a problem for potential sponsors. It

You'd be right :).

> Finally, please post idiot-proof instructions for actually joining the
> meeting ;-)

Do these help?

We can expand further if required.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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