* Linas Zvirblis <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006-01-02 01:43:47]: > There are a lot of people out there that are willing to help Debian, but > "Help Debian" does look a bit like a horror detective story. > > I like the idea of an official title for contributers, but I am not so > keen on I-did-this-and-that counters. You can count bug reports, posts > made on the mailing list, but you cannot count the amount of work and > ideas. Not everybody wants to join existing jobs. On the contrary, new > people bring new ideas. > > And this is the hard part. What if one does not want to report bugs, > write documentation or do translation? What if all of this is already > done by more experienced people? But what if one DOES want to start a > new project, to found a new team etc.? There is next to zero public > information regarding this matter. Sure, there are many ways to find > out, but it is much easier when you have a guide. there are parts that provide a much easier and smoother entry to helping debian. The debian-installer, the inofficial security team and debian-edu for example are groups that allow even non-Debian-Developers to get their hands dirty and do real (important, relevant) work easily. This seems to have to do with the people who lead those sub-projects/effords. It would make sense to provide contact information for those parts of the project that try to incorporate new people actively.
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