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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: Joining GDP?
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 00:34:02 +0000 (UTC)
Robert Welz posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2009 19:53:27 +0100 as excerpted:

> can please explain what GDP is?
> I am in the process of reading the recent gentoo developer documentation
> but some things are quite unclear like this abbreviation.

I'm not Ben and not a dev, but perhaps my answer will save someone else 
the trouble, and they can use the time to fix something...

GDP is Gentoo Documentation Project, the ones behind most but not all of 
the various documentation you can find at the appropriate page on the web 
site, etc.

Other similar shorthand notations include "rel" as "relations" when used 
as a suffix (userrel, devrel) and as "release" when used as a prefix 
(releng, release engineering), GLEP, Gentoo Linux Enhancement Proposals 
(our form of the RFCs that form the Internet standards process), GLSA 
(Gentoo Linux Security Advisory)... very likely others I've missed.

Of course, Gentoo is far from alone in developing its own lingo, 
unfortunately sometimes confusing to the "uninitiated", see the various 
professional communities, all of which tend to have their own lingo.  
Luckily, someone can usually explain if you ask. =:^)

-- 
Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman



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Joining GDP?
-- Ben de Groot
Re: Joining GDP?
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