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Re: cross-distro work on App Store/Software Center - looking for volunteers

[ M-F-T to leader@d.o for volunteering ]

I've received more details about this. There are now on board people
from Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Mageia. The plan is to have a 2-3 days
face to face meeting in Nürnberg (Germany) during the 3rd week of
January 2011. Later on discussions will be moved to some mailing list,
but the organizers would like to start with a meeting. Once confirmed by
representative of all main distros, an open invitation will be sent to
the distributions@freedesktop list; a discussion slot at FOSDEM will
probably be allocated as well.

I'm still lacking a volunteer to represent Debian there. I've considered
attending myself, but that week I'll be traveling to LCA (for a Debian
talk) and I've already made trip arrangement which will be difficult to
reconcile with another week.

I think it would be important to have a Debian representative at the
meeting. So, if you are interested, please contact me to volunteer. The
sooner, the better.


PS full quote below of the initial mail, to the benefit of -project

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 04:43:01PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Dear all,
>   Vicent Untz has contacted me about a cross-distro meeting he is
> organizing, to brainstorm about the "app store / software center" idea
> and how/if it can interact with more traditional distribution packages.
> He is looking for 1-2 person(s) from Debian who are interested in the
> topic, who could attend a meeting, and who are possibly interested in
> joining a working group on the topic later on. I'd like to know who
> those people are and propose them as potential attendees.
> Ideally, the topic is within the realm of Debian Policy, so it would be
> wonderful if someone from -policy could attend, but in case they can't,
> it would be nice to have a fallback. Of course, I'll expect any attendee
> to provide feedback to the Debian community a posteriori.
> I understand it's a "hot" topic in various ways (I'm myself pretty
> scared at the idea at first), but it's IMHO important to be part of the
> discussion, in order to have a Debian say.
> Please contact me to volunteer.
> You can find below Vincent's mail, forwarded with permission.
> Cheers
> PS Please avoid turning this thread into a technical discussion about
>    the idea, we can have it separately and, more importantly, once we
>    have a clearer technical presentation of the idea. What we need here
>    are people interested in the topic who volunteer some time to
>    represent Debian.
> ----- Forwarded message from Vincent Untz <vuntz@gnome.org> -----
> From: Vincent Untz <vuntz@gnome.org>
> To: Stefano Zacchiroli <leader@debian.org>
> Subject: Cross-distro work on App Store/Software Center
> Hi Stefano,
> I'm currently working on organizing a cross-distro meeting about the "App
> Store/Market Place/Software Center" topic, since this is a hot topic in
> various distributions, with many people willing to work on something. If
> we can get some collaboration there, things would probably move much
> faster.
> I currently have people from Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu willing to
> participate, and I've already contacted some Mageia people. I'd love to
> have some Debian representation too, but I'm unsure who would be a good
> contact for this? Is there anybody in Debian working on this topic?
> Thanks,
> Vincent
> ----- End forwarded message -----

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