> > The only problem I see is that most people don't realize that in order > > to be part of Debian, you don't need to introduce a new package. I > > think we should make this more clear.. > > I think the New Maintainers' Guide is incredibly misleading in this > area. Chapter 2, "First Steps", and Section 2.1, "Chose you program", > strongly suggest that the first thing you need to do as a Debian > developer is to package something new. Care to file a bug? :) Quoting http://www.debian.org/devel/join: If you are interested in maintaining packages, then you should look at our Work-Needing and Prospective Packages list to see what packages need maintainers. Taking over someone else's package is the best way to start out as a developer as you can learn from what the previous maintainer has already done.
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