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On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 01:43:09PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:14:48AM +0000, Bjarni R?nar Einarsson wrote:
>>On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
>>>[...] I worry that creating-code initiatives have a high risk of 
>>>getting nowhere if attempted to be realized here.  Too many cooks may 
>>>spoil invention.
>>I think you make an excellent point - there is lots and lots of 
>>fantastic software out there, making what we already have easy to 
>>deploy and use is the quickest way to come up with something useful 
>>and start having impact. Rather than reinvent wheels, we should 
>>make the ones we have as easy to use as possible.
>>That said - do you have pointers (links etc.) for those of use who 
>>are actually writing what we feel are missing pieces of this 
>>particular puzzle, to help us make progress on adding our code to 
>>the Debian package tree?
>Good question!
>To help improve already packaged pieces, try 
>http://www.debian.org/intro/help (especially point 4).
>To tell Debian that you found/created some software that might be 
>interesting for someone to package, file a so-called "RFP" (request 
>for packaging) bugreport.  This is documented at 
>http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/ but of you already use Debian or a 
>derivative thereof, I recommend to *not* send a plain email but 
>instead use the commandline tool "reportbug" found in the Debian 
>package of the same name: That tool helps guide you through composing 
>a well-formed bugreport.
>When filing an RFP bugreport, you will 5-10 minutes later recieve a 
>confirmation.  Check the mail headers: one of the email addresses 
>contain a 6 digit number which is the bugreport number.  Add this 
>number to the FreedomBox wiki page, to encourage Debian developers 
>interested in FreedomBox to package your code.

There's also an excellent guide for upstreams here: 

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

  * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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