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Re: List of consultants focusing on Debian packaging for Java?

Hi Markus,

Great! So the project in question is OpenRefine:

So far we only distribute a Linux package as a .tar.gz that people can
just extract and run (assuming they have Java installed). We ship all
the jars of our dependencies there.

The project is built with Maven.

It is not clear to me to what extent a Debian packaging project lends
itself to fixed-term contracting, since maintaining the package will
require continued work as we release new versions. Perhaps the project
could include some mentoring of the upstream maintainers to assist with
the packaging if possible? Or some provision to maintain the package for
a few years, assuming most of the work lies in the initial packaging?


On 04/12/2020 21:00, Markus Koschany wrote:
> Hello Antonin,
> Am Freitag, den 04.12.2020, 17:54 +0100 schrieb Antonin Delpeuch (lists):
>> Hello,
>> I am looking for a consultant to help package Java software for Debian.
>> I wonder if you maintain a directory of developers who would be able to
>> work on this as contractors?
>> I have found this general list:
>> https://www.debian.org/consultants/
>> However, it does not seem to be focused on packaging, so it is difficult
>> to find relevant contractors there.
>> If it is appropriate, I would be happy to give more details about the
>> project. I thought you might have a policy against job postings on this
>> mailing list, hence the phrasing of the question.
> I don't think we have a policy against discussing paid Java projects as long as
> it is related to Debian. We have had Google summer of code students in the past
> who also receive a payment while working for Debian.
> Could you tell us more about your project and how it is related to Debian? Are
> you looking for someone who should package and maintain software for Debian or
> is this a private/closed project limited to a company or other institution? 
> Regards,
> Markus

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