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Gentoo provides social workspaces to close the gap between users and developers

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The Gentoo Overlays project, together with other groups including Gentoo Infrastructure and User Relations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new service to provide a single source for development overlays. Stuart Herbert, the founder of the project, envisions this service, overlays.gentoo.org, as a way to create social workspaces where developers can collaborate with each other and with users to improve the Gentoo experience for everyone.

'Overlays' are collections of additional packages for Gentoo. They are maintained and distributed separately from Gentoo's main package tree, and they allow anyone to deliver extra packages for the award-winning Gentoo Linux distribution.

The social workspaces, hosted on overlays.gentoo.org, provide a testing ground and development sandbox for teams within Gentoo to collaborate directly with Gentoo users. Together, developers and users will work on new packages for Gentoo and on improving existing packages already included with Gentoo.

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This is a brilliant idea.

This is a brilliant idea. What better way to imrove efficiency and quality of product and service trhan to get the users involved. There are many untapped geniuses out there, whom sad to say, are not willing to have an all-out participation. This way, developers and users can communicate and work side by side with no strings attached. Just building a community with a common interest.

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