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Re: How can I help debian?

Hello, Alejandro...

On Monday 24 October 2005 23:34, Alejandro Bonilla wrote:
> I was planning on purchasing some HD's and hardware to make a release
> mirror or a apt-get mirror for Debian users... you know, to be of some
> help like others have done.

That's a nice idea. Although there are many more ways that you can actually

> Because of my limited bandwidth, 1mb/512 or 2mb/1mb I was thinking that
> I could do a local mirror for my country (Costa Rica) to provide
> releases of Debian Full CD's or for an apt repo. Maybe Sid's?

You may want to read http://www.debian.org/mirror/. The complete archive is
about 120 GB large and changing constantly. You can mirror parts only.
But I believe that 1024/512 kbps is not much considering the size of even
the CDs. A single user would need to wait 3-4 hours to download a single CD
if the bandwidth is fully available. Mirrors usually need a few Mbps
upstream bandwidth.

> Sorry for asking here, I have no idea where else, (I could actually
> browse the whole mailing list directory for a better place, but maybe is
> OK here.

Sure, no problem.

> What other service could I give to the local or global Debian?

Anything you can think of. Supporting your local user group. Helping on IRC
(#debian). Helping at bug squashing parties online and offline. Submitting
patches to fix reported bugs in bugs.debian.org. Help translating
documentation. Help on mailing lists. Collect information for the Debian
Weekly newsletter. It depends a lot on what you are interested in.
You may also want to read http://www.debian.org/devel/join/

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