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Re: How to Increase Contributions from Volunteers

* Linas Zvirblis <0x0007@gmail.com> [2006-01-02 01:43:47]:

> 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.

there are parts that provide a much easier and smoother entry to
helping debian. The debian-installer, the inofficial security
team and debian-edu for example are groups that allow even
non-Debian-Developers to get their hands dirty and do real
(important, relevant) work easily. This seems to have to do with
the people who lead those sub-projects/effords.

It would make sense to provide contact information for those
parts of the project that try to incorporate new people actively.

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