Paths into Debian
At DebConf13 I was interested to hear people's views in the discussion
session on "Paths into Debian".
The video of the session is available here:
I have also put up a copy of my introductory slides, though they really
just contain headings for what I said/for discussion, rather than much
Some of the topics discussed:
- How do people come to Debian?
- Possible routes in, and the support offered to different types of
- What we advertise about routes in, compared to other distributions
- Other things we could do, including a list of initial tasks for for
- Whether/how it would be useful to promote more local Debian groups
The two points that seemed to gather most potential volunteers were
improving the Debian website pages about how to contribute, and
encouraging more local Debian meetings -- I hope that some of the
apparent enthusiasm on these points can now be channelled into