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Re: mass ITPs

On Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 08:49:05PM +0100, Romain Beauxis wrote:
> I figured out that all newcomers are required to have contributions in
> Debian, which means *new packages*.

Not at all.  They must maintain at least one (but preferrably more)
packages (if they want to do packaging).  They may be team-maintained,
and it is particularly suggested to them that they may adopt orphaned

In other words, browsing wnpp for RFH and O/RFA bugs is just as good as
(and often better than) adding a new package.

> Shouldn't we think about other alternatives in order to enforce contributions 
> besides creating packages ?

If people want to do packaging for Debian, I think it is reasonable that
they show contributions in that area.  We don't actually require it for
people who want to work on infrastructure or translations, for example.


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