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finding upstream



It is, in general, difficult to find the upstream developers of a given
debian package.  The package page does not include any mention of a web
site or mailing list where actual development occurs.  The .dsc files
also do not generally list how to find upstream.

I suggest that when there is an upstream, debian should include a link
to it on the package page (for instance, a link to the sourceforge
project page or the project's home page), and/or a development mailing
list if one exists.  The same information should be in the .dsc file for
the package somehow.

Any thoughts on this?

Cheers,
Bob McElrath [Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Physics]

    "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to
    be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge
    gives. A popular government without popular information or the means
    of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or
    perhaps both."
        - James Madison (4th President of the U.S.)

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