Hi point 1: All thanks for Debian Contributors go to Enrico Zini. To cite something out of my blog, "I'm only a small and very unimportant Debian Developer", and here I am only the messenger! Thanks go to Enrico that we have contributors.debian.org! Debian Contributors, the one place to credit them all, needs your help! To have a listing of all contributors to Debian that closely reflects reality, there have to be data sources for every possible type of contribution. The most obvious ones, say package maintenance, collab-maint and a few others, have already been created, but we are far away from a complete set. Here is how any DD can help making the listings get so much closer to perfectness: - Check the current datasources to see which are missing. Or which are marked "Proof of concept" and so want some love to get implemented properly. - Either take over one of the "Proof of concepts" or create a new one if there is nothing that fits what you plan to submit. - Regularly submit data. This can be daily, hourly, triggered by something (say a git hook), whatever fits best with the data source. While you can write code on your own to submit data, the majority of submits can be done using a nice tool Enrico wrote, included in the package "python-debiancontributors" in Wheezy backports, Jessie and Sid: dc-tool. It supports a wide range of datamining options, makes submitting data really easy and includes a number of examples to learn from. The documentation will help you to get your source properly setup and then you can find an explanation of how to create the "receiving end" for your data source in our wiki. For those living best by reallife examples, you can see how the ftpmaster source is implemented in our cron scripts. Footnotes:  https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/12/msg00009.html  https://contributors.debian.org/sources/  In many cases this may just mean actually running it regularly from a place that can gather the data  Would be nice if we could have that once centrally for all repositories on git.debian.org, or at maximum a simple thing to include in a hook, so that not everyone has to reimplement it for the next git repo again.  It is as simple as a HTTP POST of form data with an attached JSON file.  http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=nm/python-debiancontributors.git;a=blob;f=DATAMINING.rst  https://wiki.debian.org/DebianContributors  http://kosh.ganneff.de/~joerg/paste/2014-03-05-xNxfTPH72tw/stdin -- bye, Joerg AM: Whats the best way to find out if your debian/copyright is correct? NM: Upload package into the NEW queue.
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