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27 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">6</td>
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29 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Gentoo Linux monthly bug day</td>
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31 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.4</td>
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33 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0006.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2003/11/10 19:03:31</a></td>
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35 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Brian Jackson &lt;iggy&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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37 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Final</td>
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43 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">02-Jul-2003</td>
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45 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">09-Jul-2003, 28-Jul-2003</td>
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51 <p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
52 <ul class="simple">
53 <li><a class="reference" href="#credits" id="id5" name="id5">Credits</a></li>
54 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id6" name="id6">Abstract</a></li>
55 <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id7" name="id7">Motivation</a></li>
56 <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id8" name="id8">Specification</a></li>
57 <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id9" name="id9">Rationale</a></li>
58 <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id10" name="id10">References</a></li>
59 <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id11" name="id11">Copyright</a></li>
60 </ul>
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63 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="credits" name="credits">Credits</a></h1>
64 <p>I stole this idea from liquidx who probably stole it from one of the many
65 projects that do something similar.</p>
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68 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
69 <p>Gentoo Linux should have one day a month that is devoted to clearing out bugs,
70 and accepting new ebuilds from bugzilla. This one day a month should not
71 replace a developers normal bug tracking duties. This &quot;bug day&quot; should become
72 something that involves the user community to make them feel closer to the
73 developers.</p>
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76 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
77 <p>I believe this would help keep the number of bugs in bugzilla at a lower level.
78 This would also be a good chance for some user submitted ebuilds to be commited
79 that would normally go overlooked. I think this is a good idea. We could turn
80 this into a big deal for the user community</p>
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83 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
84 <p>This doesn't require any coding. It just requires one day each month that
85 little other than bug closing will happen. I would like to see all developers
86 participate, but I know it's unlikely that we could get everybody free on the
87 same day. The majority of the people that have had an opinion have
88 suggested a weekend day. We will have bugday's on a Saturday. Gentoo
89 developers can try to get some of the users to help them out. A prize to
90 the most succesful developer was suggested. This is an idea to keep in
91 mind for the future. I guess I'm going to be the one coordinating this
92 until I get help, but when I do get help in coordinating this we can
93 coordinate via irc if all parties are capable, or email if not. I will
94 send out a notice telling the details at least one week in advance to the
95 -dev, -core, and -user mailing lists.</p>
96 </div>
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98 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
99 <p>Gnome <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id3" id="id1" name="id1">[1]</a> , Mozilla, Zope <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id4" id="id2" name="id2">[2]</a> , and other open source projects do something similar with good
100 success.</p>
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103 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" id="references" name="references">References</a></h1>
104 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="id3" rules="none">
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107 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1" name="id3">[1]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://developer.gnome.org/projects/bugsquad/triage/faq.html#II">http://developer.gnome.org/projects/bugsquad/triage/faq.html#II</a></td></tr>
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113 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id2" name="id4">[2]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://dev.zope.org/CVS/BugDays">http://dev.zope.org/CVS/BugDays</a></td></tr>
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118 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
119 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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