On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Pete Lypkie wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 02, 2000 at 12:34:36AM -0500, Some Linux User wrote:
> > am i correct in saying that to be able to mantian a package or really anything useful for debian that i need to at least be in the process of appling to become a part of the community (become an appliciant)? thank you.
> > -holland
> No, actually a lot of people help out without becoming a Debian developer.
> In my opinion, being part of the community means talking to others in the
> community, helping them where you can, and learning from those with different
> Some examples of directly helping Debian without being an official member
> -making detailed bug reports when you find a problem
> -writing down what you know about different topics
> (more documentation is always welcome, and that way
> you can pass on the knowledge that you gained to others
> who are just starting out)
> -writing and submitting patches for bugs
> -making corrections or additions to existing docs
> -writing summaries of mailing lists that you follow
> (like the "kernel traffic" style)
All those suggestions are great ones! Documentation is always in need of
I particularly like the last suggestion, and if anyone is interested, may
I suggest hopping over to http://kt.linuxcare.com/debian?