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For those who want to keep on contributing (Was: Debian @ COVID-19 Biohackathon (April 5-11, 2020))


there will be a formal summary of our sprint which I'd describe with the
short summary that we have approached in one week more than in usual two
monthes work.  Thanks a lot to all who contributed - especially thanks
for an enormous support from ftpmaster (we had huge batches of accepted
packages in less than 24 hours!)

Since the COVID-19 situation is by no means settled and as usual
successful work tends to create even more work we want to continue our
effort.  So those who are interested to contribute the contact points
below remain valid.  We also want to continue with video meetings.  As a
first date we try an end-of-week meeting on Fridays (I'm open for better
suggestions why Friday is not so good and a different day of week should
be choosen).  Here is a poll for the exact time for next Friday:


Looking forward to see you next Friday


On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 08:59:50PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Dear Debian Community,
> There will be an virtual (online) COVID-19 Biohackathon from April 5-11,
> 2020 and the Debian Med team invite you help us improve biomedical FOSS
> and the tools/libraries that support those projects.
> Most tasks do not require any knowledge of biology or medicine, and all
> types of contributions are welcome: bug triage, testing, documentation,
> CI, translations, packaging, and code contributions.
> 1. Debian related bugs are viewable at [covid19-bugs]
> 2. Software awaiting packaging is listed at [covid-19-packages], please
> respond to the RFP with your intent so we don't duplicate work
> 3. You can also contribute directly to the upstream packages, linked
> from the Debian Med COVID-19 task page at [covid-19-packages]. Note:
> many biomedical software packages are quite resource limited, even
> compared to a typical FOSS project. Please be kind to the upstream
> author/maintainers and realize that they may have limited resources to
> review your contribution. Triaging open issues and opening pull requests
> to fix problems is likely to be more useful than nitpicking their coding
> style.
> 4. Architectures/porting: Please focus on amd64, as it is the primary
> architecture for biomedical software. A secondary tier would be arm64 /
> ppc64el / s390x (but beware the endian-related issues on s390x). From a
> free/open hardware perspective it would be great to see more riscv64
> support, but that is not a priority right now
> 5. The Debian Med team is also trying to improve the availability of
> automated biomedical pipelines/workflows [robust-workflows] using the
> Common Workflow Language open standard. The reference implementation of
> CWL is written in Python and there are many open issues ready for work
> that don't require any biomedical background [cwltool-issues]
> 6. It is very easy to contribute to Debian Med team. We have a lowNMU
> policy for all our packages. Merge requests on Salsa are usually
> processed quickly (but please ping some of the latest Uploaders of the
> package to make sure it will be noticed). Even better if you ask for
> membership to the team and push directly to the salsa repository.
> 7. The [debian-med-team-policy] should answer all questions how to
> contribute.
> The main COVID-19 biohackathon is being organized at [covid-19-bh20] and
> for Debian's participation we are using [salsa-covid-19-bh20]
> [covid-19-bugs] https://blends.debian.org/med/bugs/covid-19.html
> [covid-19-packages] https://blends.debian.org/med/tasks/covid-19
> [covid-19-bh20] https://github.com/virtual-biohackathons/covid-19-bh20
> [salsa-covid-19-bh20]
> https://salsa.debian.org/med-team/community/2020-covid19-hackathon
> [robust-workflows] https://doi.org/10.1007/s41019-017-0050-4
> [cwltool-issues] https://github.com/common-workflow-language/cwltool/issues
> [COVID-19-advice]
> https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
> [debian-med-team-policy] https://med-team.pages.debian.net/policy/
> Sincerely,
> Michael R. Crusoe on behalf of the Debian-Med team
> (and Andreas Tille on behalf of Michael R. Crusoe ;-) )
> -- 
> Michael R. Crusoe
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