mardi 17 mai 2016

Newmaint — Call for help

The process leading to acceptation of new Debian Maintainers is mainly administrative today and is handled by the Newmaint team. In order to simplify this process further, the team wants to integrate their workflow into's interface so that prospective maintainers can send their application online and the Newmaint team review it from within the website.

We need your help to implement the missing pieces into It is written in Python and using Django. If you have some experience with that, you should definitely join the newmaint-site mailing list and ask for the details. Enrico or someone else in the list will do their best to share their vision and explain the needed work in order to get this properly implemented!

It doesn't matter if you're already a Debian Developer to be able to contribute to this project. Anyone can step up and help!

mercredi 13 avril 2016

2016 DPL election

It is time of the year where Debian project members should elect a new project leader. This year, only one candidate has stepped up, yours truly. As a reminder, my platform is published here. The campaign has been quite calm, comparing to past editions, which is not surprising given the number of candidates. There have been some interesting questions though as detailed below:
There are not many questions. It will take little time to read, if you haven't already.

Last but not least, please do vote! You have until 2016-04-16 23:59:59 UTC to vote (as announced here). It is very important to share your opinion and take part in the reflection around the future of the project. That every project member takes part in the evolutions that should be implemented to stay relevant and innovative in what we do.

vendredi 1 janvier 2016

In memoriam: Ian Murdock

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Ian Murdock. I have never had the chance to meet him. Several persons testify for his kindness and talent. We will always remember him. His legacy influences our lives everyday!

Looking at his latest blog posts, he seemed a bit nostalgic about Debian and still very proud of it.

Later, he wrote about how he came to find Linux and the importance of telling the story of hackers of his generation. In his memory, I'll reread Stephen Levy’s Hackers for the nth time too.

When (if?) his webserver will shut down, you will still be able to read his past blog posts using the archived version of his website or a static mirror that has been set up.

RIP Ian.