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32 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">6</td>
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34 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Gentoo Linux monthly bug day</td>
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36 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">$Revision: $</td>
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38 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://cvs.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0006.txt">2003/07/02 17:33:02</a></td>
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40 <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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42 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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44 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
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48 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">02-Jul-2003</td>
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50 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">09-Jul-2003</td>
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56 <p class="topic-title"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57 <ul class="simple">
58 <li><a class="reference" href="#credits" id="id5" name="id5">Credits</a></li>
59 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id6" name="id6">Abstract</a></li>
60 <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id7" name="id7">Motivation</a></li>
61 <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id8" name="id8">Specification</a></li>
62 <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id9" name="id9">Rationale</a></li>
63 <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id10" name="id10">References</a></li>
64 <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id11" name="id11">Copyright</a></li>
65 </ul>
66 </div>
67 <div class="section" id="credits">
68 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="credits">Credits</a></h1>
69 <p>I stole this idea from liquidx who probably stole it from one of the many
70 projects that do something similar.</p>
71 </div>
72 <div class="section" id="abstract">
73 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
74 <p>Gentoo Linux should have one day a month that is devoted to clearing out bugs,
75 and accepting new ebuilds from bugzilla. This one day a month should not
76 replace a developers normal bug tracking duties. This &quot;bug day&quot; should become
77 something that involves the user community to make them feel closer to the
78 developers.</p>
79 </div>
80 <div class="section" id="motivation">
81 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
82 <p>I believe this would help keep the number of bugs in bugzilla at a lower level.
83 This would also be a good chance for some user submitted ebuilds to be commited
84 that would normally go overlooked. I think this is a good idea. We could turn
85 this into a big deal for the user community</p>
86 </div>
87 <div class="section" id="specification">
88 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
89 <p>This doesn't require any coding. It just requires one day each month that
90 little other than bug closing will happen. I would like to see all developers
91 participate, but I know it's unlikely that we could get everybody free on the
92 same day. The majority of the people that have had an opinion have
93 suggested a weekend day. We will have bugday's on a Saturday. Gentoo
94 developers can try to get some of the users to help them out. A prize to
95 the most succesful developer was suggested. This is an idea to keep in
96 mind for the future. I guess I'm going to be the one coordinating this
97 until I get help, but when I do get help in coordinating this we can
98 coordinate via irc if all parties are capable, or email if not. I will
99 send out a notice telling the details at least one week in advance to the
100 -dev, -core, and -user mailing lists.</p>
101 </div>
102 <div class="section" id="rationale">
103 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
104 <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
105 success.</p>
106 </div>
107 <div class="section" id="references">
108 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" name="references">References</a></h1>
109 <table class="footnote" frame="void" id="id3" rules="none">
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112 <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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115 <table class="footnote" frame="void" id="id4" rules="none">
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118 <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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122 <div class="section" id="copyright">
123 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
124 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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