Quick question about getting involved

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Quick question about getting involved

Postby mad2 » 2014-03-21 13:45

Hey everyone,

I have read the wiki section on becoming a Debian Developer, and I am aware that I need to be a maintainer first and I'm curious how I would go about becoming a Debian Maintainer. Is there a way for me to find some packages to maintain? Also, do I need someone to sponsor me?

Thanks for any insight, and I apologize if there was something I missed when researching. :D
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Re: Quick question about getting involved

Postby confuseling » 2014-03-21 14:07

You can try to package something for Debian, then get it uploaded by a sponsor. Or you can try to fix bugs in existing software. Other things, like documentation or translation, help with becoming a Debian member, and probably can't hurt with the process of becoming a maintainer too.

Packages needing help (or prospective packages) here:

https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/
https://wiki.debian.org/how-can-i-help

And there's lots of documentation around on the processes...

https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/deve ... ainer.html
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMentorsFaq
https://www.debian.org/devel/join/newmaint
The Forum's search box is terrible. Use site specific search, e.g.
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A ... terms+here
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Re: Quick question about getting involved

Postby mad2 » 2014-03-21 14:43

Thank you so much! That's very valuable.
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