Hi Kevin, On 13-02-2006 15:38:16, Kevin Mark wrote:
I have been reading it for the last 1 or 2 hours. From what I understand one should use wnpp to file an RFA and ITP request and in that request give a short and a long description of the application. If one is able it is also prefered to include a URL to *.orig.tar.gz, *.diff, *.dsc and *.deb. Also it is recommended that one should register on http://sponsors.debian.netthere is documentation on the debian.org website for developers under the developers sections. The basic thing is to read about the 'ITP' (intent to package) ,'RFS' request for sponsorship, and possibly the 'NM'(new maintainers) process. To get software included in Debian, you can be a developer or you can get a developer to sponsor software. This means that he/she will inspect your software and if its found to be free of reasonably bad things (trojans, major bugs, licensing, etc.) it will be uploaded by him/her. This is because if you are not a member of Debian, you are not 'trusted' yet to upload to our secure
This is not a problem since I have package several source.tar.gz or ported *BSD, Redhat and Slackware before for my own purposes:-)infrastructure. If you become a Developer, then you are given the permission and you can upload your stuff. Also, to get help on packageing (eg. making a .deb archive) there is the debian-mentors sub-site on the debian.org site and an accompaning mail list.
PS. releasing under the GPL is a good first step because licensing is very important to Debian and the GPL is one of its most used license.
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