100 Paper Cuts Kick-off

Speaker: Jonathan Carter

Track: Other

Type: BoF (45 minutes)

A paper cut is a metaphor for a small, perhaps even otherwise insignificant bug that is usually easy to work around but otherwise annoying. A system with many paper cuts provide the impression that a system isn’t well polished or that not a lot of thought has gone in to it.

The idea of a paper cuts campaign isn’t new. A few years ago, the Ubuntu project had a 100 paper cuts campaign to find and fix problems in it’s desktop system and improve the overall user experience. It was quite a success, and it’s entirely possible that it might work well for Debian too. Here is the link to the original Ubuntu campaign: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/One%20Hundred%20Papercuts

There will be a brainstorming session on #debian-meeting on oftc to gather some ideas about how we would go about this. The Debian edition wouldn’t be limited to the desktop environments we ship, it could address any part of Debian where paper cuts are present.

We’ll use the results from the IRC session to flesh out some plans that we can use to set this project in motion.