Bug#742266: www.debian.org: "Help Debian" webpage is not very helpful
Last week, during the MiniConf in Barcelona, the issue of newcomers being lost
arised a few times. There are numerous efforts underway to attract new
contributors, but it seems we're falling short at retaining some of them when
they first approach the project.
The "Help Debian" webpage is a place where many potential contributors will try
to find a way to help, but it has many issues.
First of all, it is badly organised and not very attractive to read.
I think it should be structured in a different way. I think a good idea would
be to spli the tasks in different levels of difficulty, separating technical
and non-technical, etc.
Also, point no 7 is ridiculous: are we actually suggesting a newbie to
bootstrap a port?? That definitely needs to be removed :)
-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (50, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.13-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash