[Pkg-fonts-devel] Where is the Font Renaming Policy?

Andrew Starr-Bochicchio a.starr.b at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 21:55:15 UTC 2011

Nicolas Spalinger <nicolas_spalinger <at> sil.org> writes:
> Shouldn't these policy drafts be kept directly in our team repository?
> (in the relevant people/ folders for example).

Makes sense to me.

> I personally lack the time right now but I have already made some
> suggestions in that section of our repository alongside Rogério's. (all
> team members should already have access to that).

Rogério does seem to have something in the svn repo under people/, but his 
document in git has been updated more 

> Seeing the big variety in all our team-maintained packages, I doubt a
> very strict policy is going to be immensely useful and get consensus. We
> should probably form clear general guidelines first and as Christian
> rightfully pointed out, existing packaging can and should serve as examples.
> Various wiki pages apparently need cleanup too.

Honestly, I'm not personally interested in contributing to a comprehensive 
rfc2119 style policy statement. But I do think there is a real need for 
something public facing beyond what already exists. To that end, I've drafted 
an update to http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts/PackagingPolicy I've kept it at 
http://wiki.debian.org/Andrewsomething/Fonts/PackagingPolicy for now.

If there are no objections, I will replace the current Fonts/PackagingPolicy 
wiki page. Feel free to suggest changes or edit it directly (it is a wiki =)).

-- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

   Ubuntu Developer <https://launchpad.net/~andrewsomething>
   Debian Maintainer

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