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Re: RFC: Why are so many debian packages outdated?

On Thu, 2012-07-26 at 15:58 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Michael Gilbert <mgilbert@debian.org> writes:
> > On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 6:09 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > This would be a case where I think liberal NMUing would certainly be
> > appropriate (of course prior to the freeze).
> Yeah, I guess that makes sense, *if* the person doing the NMU then owns
> any bugs they introduce and of course doesn't do anything drastic like
> rewriting the build system.  And provides plenty of warning.

Please, what can I do being a _contributor_ compared to  these "high
level package maintainers", except filing bug reports. Please advice a
stupid user who just wants to be using Debian as a GNU/* release(and
having recent software in them) .

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