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The Debian project acknowledge that:
- to pursue Debian goals package maintenance as well as a wide range of other technical and non-technical contributions are all valuable.
- Active contributors of non-packaging work, who share Debian values and are ready to uphold Debian Foundation Documents, deserve the opportunity to become Debian Developers.
9 non uploading DDs vs 998 uploading DDs
but there are many more people doing non packaging work in Debian
and there's an ongoing effort to map them: Debian Contributors!
I don't need to be a DD to do my debian contributions, why should I bother?
to have "citizenship rights" in the project!
Ok, you convinced me: how can I do it?
there are many places where to start, it depends on what you like to do!
(debian-l10n-$language, website, wiki, publicity team, Q&A, etc)
if you work in a team, it will be easier
come and meet us: at DebConf, mini DebConfs, etc. We're awesome!
(Also: beer. And signatures on your GPG key)
it's just a click away!
licenses (boring, but needed) and procedures
also, agree to SC, DFSG, DMUP
there's not a template of questions here: it depends on what you do and how your AM will decide to test you
and never take it personally!
look at our (soon to be?) code of conduct
fallacies of non verbal communication
time is a scarce resource for all of us, even more the time to read emails
...and its solution: from "yes, but" to "yes, and"
when the going gets tough, the tough send no more than a mail every 3-5 days on the same thread
This way, you'll be able to:
shut down the pc, go for a walk
try to clear the air via private mail
contact the listmasters!
...but with limits
if it takes you a day of googling and reading obscure manuals (and you're not enjoying it), it's either one of these:
ask your teammates to not use technobabble when explaining what is your task
asking is ok
you are not stupid for asking
you are not expected to know everything
we have plenty of excellent packagers, what we need is people with other skills
no means no...
... but you have to say it!
don't let yourself or other people bully you into doing something
not true. also, not a good motivation for doing something
especially if it involves being in charge or having responsabilities
do you need a break from Debian?
just take it! the world won't end without you
volunteering is not and should not be a life sentence
(also, there are lots of cool projects out there that could use another hand!)