Francesca Ciceri | 1 Mar 12:29 2011
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Request for review: upcoming announcement about new brasilian security mirror

Hi,

here [1] you can find the draft of the upcoming announcement about a new
security mirror in South America: as the content is mature, is now time for a
spelling/grammar/lessical review :).

Thank you very much,

Francesca

[1]
svn+ssh://svn.alioth.debian.org/svn/publicity/announcements/en/2011/2011-02-29-security-br.wml
Justin B Rye | 1 Mar 13:17 2011
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Re: Request for review: upcoming announcement about new brasilian security mirror

Francesca Ciceri wrote:
> here [1] you can find the draft of the upcoming announcement about a new
> security mirror in South America: as the content is mature, is now time for a
> spelling/grammar/lessical review :).

It's tricky, because a lot of it is inside quotation marks.

For instance, it quotes Martin Zobel-Helas as saying "We are happy
we soon can cover all continents".  This is slightly awkward
English, but it also raises a more subtle issue: different cultures
have different traditional tallies for the number of continents.
The anglophone wikipedia gives the list of seven that I was brought
up with (Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America,
Australia, and Antarctica), while other widespread traditions merge
the Americas, and/or Eurasia.  Are we claiming that we'll soon have
separate official security mirrors in North America, Australia,
and, um, Antarctica?

Later it gets ridiculously repetitive with its explanations of what
C3SL is.  Can we please introduce it just once instead of three
times?  Maybe we should call it "C3SL" until the dedicated "About
C3SL" paragraph, and give its pt_BR and en_US longnames there?
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Martin Zobel-Helas | 1 Mar 14:54 2011
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Re: Request for review: upcoming announcement about new brasilian security mirror

Hi, 

On Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 12:17:35 +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:
> Francesca Ciceri wrote:
> > here [1] you can find the draft of the upcoming announcement about a new
> > security mirror in South America: as the content is mature, is now time for a
> > spelling/grammar/lessical review :).
>  
> It's tricky, because a lot of it is inside quotation marks.
> 
> For instance, it quotes Martin Zobel-Helas as saying "We are happy
> we soon can cover all continents".  This is slightly awkward
> English, but it also raises a more subtle issue: different cultures
> have different traditional tallies for the number of continents.

Feel free to reword my sentence in a way that meets our needs. 

Cheers,
Martin
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Justin B Rye | 1 Mar 15:28 2011
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Re: Request for review: upcoming announcement about new brasilian security mirror

Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> On Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 12:17:35 +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:
>> It's tricky, because a lot of it is inside quotation marks.
>> 
>> For instance, it quotes Martin Zobel-Helas as saying "We are happy
>> we soon can cover all continents".  This is slightly awkward
>> English, but it also raises a more subtle issue: different cultures
>> have different traditional tallies for the number of continents.
> 
> Feel free to reword my sentence in a way that meets our needs. 

And still leave it inside quotation marks?  The best I can do is:

  <q>In combination with the GeoDNS feature used by Debian, this
  should speed up downloads for our users in that geographical area
- drastically. We are happy we soon can cover all continents with
+ drastically. This is a welcome improvement in the worldwide coverage of
  dedicated official <code>security.debian.org</code> mirrors, administrated by the
  Debian project</q> says Martin Zobel-Helas, member of the Debian System
  Administration team.</p>

(Also committed in SVN; posting partly to be sure you get a chance to
reject it and partly in the hope that somebody can improve on it.)
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Martin Zobel-Helas | 1 Mar 22:09 2011
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Re: Request for review: upcoming announcement about new brasilian security mirror

Hi, 

On Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 14:28:35 +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:
> Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> > On Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 12:17:35 +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:
> >> It's tricky, because a lot of it is inside quotation marks.
> >> 
> >> For instance, it quotes Martin Zobel-Helas as saying "We are happy
> >> we soon can cover all continents".  This is slightly awkward
> >> English, but it also raises a more subtle issue: different cultures
> >> have different traditional tallies for the number of continents.
> > 
> > Feel free to reword my sentence in a way that meets our needs. 
> 
> And still leave it inside quotation marks?  The best I can do is:
> 
>   <q>In combination with the GeoDNS feature used by Debian, this
>   should speed up downloads for our users in that geographical area
> - drastically. We are happy we soon can cover all continents with
> + drastically. This is a welcome improvement in the worldwide coverage of
>   dedicated official <code>security.debian.org</code> mirrors, administrated by the
>   Debian project</q> says Martin Zobel-Helas, member of the Debian System
>   Administration team.</p>
> 
> (Also committed in SVN; posting partly to be sure you get a chance to
> reject it and partly in the hope that somebody can improve on it.)

it sounds good. thanks for that improvement.

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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 7 Mar 13:24 2011
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Re: Bits from ARM and Embedded Sprint

Hi!

* Hector Oron <zumbi <at> debian.org> [110301 12:03]:

>   During the Debian ARM and Embedded Sprint, we had the opportunity to discuss 
> and work on the following areas: [..]

Many thanks for your activity and the detailed report.  I would really
like to see that mentioned in the next issue of the Debian Project News.
Would it be possible for you to summarise your summary in one or two
paragraphs?

Best Regards,
  Alexander

PS:  Feel free to forward that mail to whome ever or where ever
appropriate.

Hector Oron | 7 Mar 17:16 2011
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Re: Bits from ARM and Embedded Sprint

Hi Alexander,

2011/3/7 Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <tolimar <at> debian.org>:

> Many thanks for your activity and the detailed report.  I would really
> like to see that mentioned in the next issue of the Debian Project News.
> Would it be possible for you to summarise your summary in one or two
> paragraphs?

Sure, is it fine if I just add an entry in the wiki site?
 <http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNews>

Is there a deadline for it?

Cheers,
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 7 Mar 21:00 2011
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Re: Bits from ARM and Embedded Sprint

Hi!

Am 07.03.2011 17:16, schrieb Hector Oron:

> Sure, is it fine if I just add an entry in the wiki site?
>  <http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNews>

No, that are just short News for Developers, which will be send to
debian-devel-announce.  So kind of pointless to add it there, as the
long version has already been sent, there.

The more user oriented "Debian Project News" are edited via svn.  If you
like you can add an entry to via
svn+ssh://svn.alioth.debian.org/svn/publicity/dpn/en/current  (all
Debian Developers already have write access), or just send it to the
-publicity list.

> Is there a deadline for it?

Perfect would be this Friday, as the DPN will be conten-frozen then to
be reviewed and translated.  Should that not be possible for you, don't
worry:  There is always a next issue, whose deadline will be two weeks
later ;)

Best regards and thanks,
  Alexander

Andrei Popescu | 8 Mar 10:26 2011
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Possible entry for next DPN

Hi everybody,

[Apart from the shameless plug, I'm not really sure if this is something 
worth or welcome in the DPN, but I thought it can't hurt to ask :) ]

I'd like to propose an entry about the d-community-offtopic mailing 
list. Holger Levsen was kind enough to host it with the d-community 
project when #425439 (wishlist bug asking for a debian-offtopic list) 
was marked wontfix by the listmaster. Since then the list saw little 
activity, but following a recent thread on d-u [1] I started thinking it 
might be due to the lack of exposure.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2011/02/msg02916.html

I understand if you are not happy advertising this list, which is seen 
by many as a waste of Debian resources for something useless (offtopic 
discussions), but if you do consider it please see below a proposed 
text. It sounds a bit too much like advertising for my taste, but I lack 
better inspiration at the moment.

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A Debian -offtopic mailing list

Ever wanted to discuss things completely unrelated to Debian or even 
computers with fellow users or developers? On debian-user the custom is 
to put [OT] in the subject and fire away.

Unfortunately this can be disrupting for uninterested subscribers 
especially on a high volume mailing list like debian-user. Because of 
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Tiago Bortoletto Vaz | 8 Mar 22:23 2011
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Call for help: dc10 final report proofreading

Hi all,

We've just finished a DC11 meeting and a deadline for publishing Debconf10 
final report was suggested: Monday 14/03. Now we basically need (1) proofread 
the report and (2) assemble the pdf (once proofreading gets done).

Instruction for (1) is available at:

http://lists.debconf.org/lurker/message/20110224.063710.50c39f51.en.html

(2) has enough volunteers, but ping me anyway if you want to help.

Meeting log:

http://meetbot.debian.net/debconf-team/2011/debconf-team.2011-03-08-
20.01.log.html

Regards,

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