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Re: How to Increase Contributions from Volunteers

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.

Yes, I am new around here. Does it show? :)

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