On samedi, 11 mars 2017 14.58:24 h CET Klaas Freitag wrote:
I am happy to see that there is some interest in the idea :)
Am 08.03.2017 um 13:05 schrieb Richard Brown:
While I love and respect the work that the Medical and Education teams have and continue to do, I think it would be safe to say that their experience by running their projects as 'derivatives' ultimately ends up being too much work for them - and then backfires on the openSUSE Project as a whole as we often saw less direct contributions in the area of Education and Medical in the main distributions, which then causes a spiral of endless work..
I am not clear what you mean here. What is it that makes a 'derivate'?
The current Invis server builds based on openSUSE Leap and has currently 29 specific packages on top, as one can find in https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/spins:invis:stable
These are packages are mostly specific to Invis, such as the setup and special applications which are not in the interest of a generic distribution (I suspect). Most dependency packages are already in the underlying distros aka Factory I guess.
I think that this sounds like a proper way of doing it, or not?
Another aspect that should be discussed is that the Invis server based on openSUSE currently has it's own branding and it's own setup- and adminstration tool. I don't think that is a problem, do others?
Apart from these technical things, I believe that a huge block of work will be to do documentation that is neccessary, but even more to do marketing around this initiative. The nicest project does not help if nobody knows about it. And the group of pot. users is very hard to reach.
Maybe we should schedule a first meeting to start the Team.
Stefan and me will meet on Chemnitzer Linuxtage tomorrow, maybe somebody else is around? But indeed the oSC 2017 would be a great opportunity to do the first 'official' meeting and maybe kickoff?
I was on osc17 irc preparation meeting and ask Doug to open a one hour session to do the official bootstrap, kickoff of this with I hope a lot of interested users, promoter, contributors in the fields.
Have fun @CLT