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Re: Suggested Means for Non-technical Users to Realize RFPs (was: Question)

Hi, all,

على الجمعـة 29 تـمـوز 2016 ‫22:31، كتب Paul Wise:
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 4:37 AM,  ilpwh5p7h wrote:
>> I am writting to ask you if Debian could have in the next release (Debian 9)
>> or better before in Debian 8 these 2 programs, presents in Ubuntu Linux:
> If you would like to package those two programs for Debian, take a look here:
> https://mentors.debian.net/intro-maintainers

When I see a request for a package like this, I think it's nice that the
user wants to improve Debian by pointing out desirable features from
other distributions and hoping we'll include them. Since such users may
be non-technical, I was wondering if we could agree on some ways that a
non-technical user could get packages into Debian and maybe put that on
the project website.

The user can file an RFP, but nobody usually has the spare time to take
it up solely because of someone's request. Perhaps we as a project can
suggest to users the crowdfunding the development of a package, where
interested users can pool together funds, enabling a DD or other
interested Debian contributor to actually make the package and integrate
it into Debian.

Caveats to my suggestion:

* Debian probably shouldn't be managing this system directly; maybe it
could be done with a means like how Debian LTS is handled or using some
existing crowd-funding service. My point is that Debian could encourage
this practice.

* This doesn't take into account the costs of ongoing maintenance of the
package after its initial creation. I'm not really sure what to do about

I'd appreciate any thoughts. This has been on my mind for some time.

Many thanks and regards

Afif Elghraoui | عفيف الغراوي

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