Funding Projects to Improve Debian
Speaker: Roberto C. Sánchez
Track: Packaging, policy, and Debian infrastructure
Type: BoF (45 minutes)
Room: Talks 2
Time: Aug 26 (Thu): 16:00
Purpose: A guided discussion/Q&A/brainstorming to raise awareness of project-specific funding available to improve Debian infrastructure, tools, and processes and consider ways to further raise awareness, encourage submission of project proposals, and increase the rate of project execution.
Background: Freexian SARL sponsors the Debian Long Term Support (LTS) effort. Over the course of the past few years the work undertaken as part of the LTS effort has revealed the need for various improvements to infrastructure, tools, and processes. To help ameliorate this situation, Freexian has set aside funding and specifically sought to provide this funding for targeted efforts; though, to date only a single project has been proposed and executed. In some cases there are LTS-specific needs, but in a variety of other cases the needs are more broadly applicable to Debian and so funding efforts to address needs provides a lasting benefit to the larger Debian community. This BoF aims to have a guided discussion/Q&A/brainstorming to help identify ways in which awareness of this desire to improve and associated funding might be raised and also to identify ways to make the project proposal submission and execution process smoother and more accessible. The ultimate goal is to make a lasting impact on and improvement of the Debian Project through this effort.