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Re: [DRAFT] Bits from the Policy Team


On Wed 05 Sep 2018 at 05:58PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:

> Sean Whitton writes ("[DRAFT] Bits from the Policy Team"):
>> I'm thinking of sending out the following to d-d-a; reviews welcome.
> ...
>> Thanks to work by Hideki Yamane <henrich>, Ian Jackson <iwj> and myself,
> I don't feel the need to be credited, TBH, but if you do want to
> credit me by some kind of username/nickname, please credit `Diziet' or
> nothing.  (`(Diziet)' or some other syntax?)  I don't much use my
> debian.org username.

Fair enough.  I know you aren't known by 'iwj', but wanted to follow
what seems to be the convention for d-d-a e-mails.

>> While those working on Debian packages have to be able to use English,
>> it relieves some cognitive load if contributors are able to read the
>> Debian Policy Manual in their native language.
> I think you are understating the usefulness of this for downstreams
> such as individual users, derivatives, and so on.  (`on Debian
> packages' might mean within-Debian or in-Debian-format.)
> Translating Policy can make downstream work much easier.

Good point, thanks.

Sean Whitton

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