Future of Developer's Reference
Somewhere in another universe, someone proposed moving Developer's
Reference to the wiki. One of the arguments was that it would let you
make changes _quickly_. I'm shamelessly :-P disclosing a message in this
* Stefano Zacchiroli <email@example.com>, 2014-06-18, 13:39:
Right. But do we really want that kind of work-flow for a document
like the Developers Reference? Granted, the process for publishing
changes to the devref does not need to be as formal/onerous as the
Policy process itself, but personally I wouldn't feel comfortable in
following Debian development "best practices" found in a document that
might have been changed, with all due respect, by a random stranger.
To be comfortable in following the devref, I personally need to know
that there is at least *some* maintenance process behind it,
implemented by experienced fellow DDs.
If the current process is getting in the way of motivated contributors
that want to co-maintain the devref, let's change it. But please do not
err on the extreme of making everyone in the world a devref maintainer.