Paper cuts and the bug squad

Jordan Hewitt jordannh at
Tue Feb 12 16:01:39 UTC 2013

Sounds good. I'm always looking for ways to get involved. Can't wait.

On Tue 12 Feb 2013 05:11:34 AM PST, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hey there,
> For those of you who don't know me, my name's Chris Wilson and I'm the
> leader of the One Hundred Paper Cuts project. We're currently looking
> for ways to breath new life into the project, and one of the ideas
> we've had was to work with you, the Bug Squad.
> The problem we face is that we need a steady supply of new bug
> reports, approximately 50-100 per month, from which we identify the
> genuine paper cuts and start working on them.
> The way the Bug Squad can help us with this is through the 'Hug Days'.
> In these events, you look through all the bugs for a particular
> package and touch them in some way. What I was thinking was that you
> could keep an eye out for candidate paper cuts and forward them to us.
> Don't worry too much about whether or not it actually is one. We'll
> handle that.
> We're not asking you to help us in return for nothing though. The
> paper cuts project can help the Bug Squad during the same events. One
> of our goals is to provide an environment in which new Ubuntu
> contributors can get experience with the different areas of Ubuntu
> development that we touch, and one of them is bug triage.
> During the Hug Days we would have the Bug Squad forwarding us
> candidate paper cuts and the Paper Cut Ninjas triaging Ubuntu bugs, so
> both teams are getting something out of this.
> Due to the nature of our work, there's a limited number of packages
> that we touch, so it wouldn't be every Hug Day. I was thinking one
> such day in a month, or perhaps even a weekend-long sprint every two
> or three month. The specifics are still up for discussion, but the
> jist of it is I would like both our teams to collaborate on each
> others goals given our work overlaps in many areas (we require the
> ubuntu task to be triaged before the paper cut task can be triaged, etc).
> What do you lot think about this?
> Chris

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