> I was wondering whether there is a group of people out there that just go
> around debianizing programs.
There's about 400 of us. We call ourselves Debian developers.
> What goes into the making of .deb packages?
Install and read 'developers-reference'. You might also want to install
and read 'debian-policy' and install 'dpkg-dev'. The latter contains
everything you'll need to build packages. While only developers can put
packages into the Debian archive anyone can build and distribute packages.
> And are there ramifications for makeing .debs out off commercial
None that wouldn't apply to any method of packaging.
firstname.lastname@example.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill