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Re: patch for http://www.debian.org/devel/join/

On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 19:36 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:

> I've attached a patch for the index.wml in that dir.

Sorry, forgot the patch.


--- index.wml~	2005-09-29 18:33:42.000000000 +0800
+++ index.wml	2005-09-29 19:22:30.000000000 +0800
@@ -44,6 +44,49 @@
 Debian in keeping its packages well maintained, but it gives you the
 opportunity to learn from the previous maintainer.</p>
+The procedure for getting a package into Debian is as follows.
+This is explained in more detail in the
+<a href="http://people.debian.org/~mpalmer/debian-mentors_FAQ.html";>debian-mentors FAQ</a>.
+<li>Get interested in a package by using or developing it.</li>
+<li>Discover that it isn't packaged and available in the archive.</li>
+<a href="http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/";>Check</a> if it can be packaged
+and if it is already being packaged.
+Decide if you still want to package and maintain it.
+A good way to decide this is to check if upstream development is active,
+to do a licencing review and review the code to make sure you can fix it.
+If you don't want to package it, file an RFP (request for packaging) bug.
+If you don't want to maintain it, find someone who does. Unmaintained
+packages are very annoying for the Debian Qality-Assurance group.
+File an ITP (intent to package) bug against the wnpp package.
+This is done in order to prevent duplication of effort (an essential step).
+Create the package. If you don't know how to do this, read the
+<a href="http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/";>new maintainer's guide</a>
+Install and test your package thoroughly. Ask someone on
+<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/";>debian-mentors</a>
+to check your packaging for errors and common problems.
+Register your need for a sponsor on
+<a href="http://sponsors.debian.net";>sponsors.debian.net</a>
+Search for a sponsor to upload it to Debian for you.
 <p>You can also aid by contributing to the <a href="$(HOME)/doc/">writing
 of documentation </a>, doing <a href="$(HOME)/devel/website/">web site
 maintenance</a>, <a href="$(HOME)/intl/">translation</a> (i18n &amp; 

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