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Re: How to Increase Contributions from Volunteers

On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 10:02:34AM +0100, Andreas Schuldei wrote:

> 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.

I'm part of, for example, cdd, debtags, pkg-italian (for Italians):
they can be added to the list.

I guess such a list would be faily big: in my experience, projects on
Alioth are usually fairly open to non-DD contributions, and Alioth makes
it easily possible.

There are lots such entry points in Debian, but people don't usually
notice them.  I guess it's partly because they are not called "Debian
Something", and in part because in many of them the barrier of entry
gets high in term of competences, since they have a substantial level of



GPG key: 1024D/797EBFAB 2000-12-05 Enrico Zini <enrico@debian.org>

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