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A '''Debian developer''' (DD) is a [[DebianProjectMember|Debian Project Member]] who has vote rights. Many maintain packages, but [[http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20101019|other contributions]] are very welcome as well. A '''Debian developer''' (DD) is a [[DebianProjectMember|Debian Project Member]] who has vote rights. Many maintain packages, but [[http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20101019|other contributions]] are very welcome as well.  If you don't intend to maintain packages, you can optionally skip the packaging-related parts of the New Maintainer process.

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http://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals#devref - Debian Developer's Reference

  • This manual describes procedures and resources for Debian maintainers. It describes how to become a new developer, the upload procedure, how to handle our bug tracking system, the mailing lists, Internet servers, etc.
    This manual is thought as a reference manual for all Debian developers (newbies and old pros).


Introduction

A Debian developer (DD) is a Debian Project Member who has vote rights. Many maintain packages, but other contributions are very welcome as well. If you don't intend to maintain packages, you can optionally skip the packaging-related parts of the New Maintainer process.

Becoming a Debian Developer

A Debian Project Member (DPM) has gone through the Debian New Member process and had his application accepted.

After six month a Debian Project Member can decide to become a Application Manager.

Glossary

Vocabulary used in this page :

  • an Applicant is a someone requesting to become a Debian Project Member.

  • an Application Manager collects information about his assigned Applicant.

Advocating a Debian Project Member

A Debian Project Member should only advocate someone if is familiar with the candidate's existing work in Debian and believe it to be of a suitable standard both technically and socially.

  • An advocation can contain :
     Why do you advocate this person? (please provide a 5-10 line summary).
    
      You are encouraged to take questions such as the following into account
     but you're not limited to answering these:
     - How have they contributed to Debian already?
     - What do they intend to do for Debian in the future?
     - How do they interact with others, such as users and other members?

The Advocate must check the application of the Applicant

Becoming a Debian Developer

Steps required to become a project member, or Debian Developer

Step 1: Application

First read read the Applicant's Checklist and the application page.

Before applying to the Debian New Member process :

Step 2: Work with the Application Manager

Once your application has been accepted you must wait for an Application Manager's assignment. He will

If you want to gain unrestricted rights to upload packages to the Debian archive, then you will also have to answer questions about packaging in the Philosophy and Procedures and the Tasks and Skills parts.

Step 3: Account creation

Then you will have to wait for

Information

A few resources

  • DebianServiceForDD

  • How do you get a DebianDotNet address like wiki.debian.net?

  • Developer questions can be found (and hopefully answered) at DeveloperFAQ.

  • A collection of DFSG-compliant licenses has been started on DFSGLicenses.

  • A collection of useful links for packaging libraries for Debian can be found at LibPackaging.

  • http://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals#devref - Debian Developer's Reference

    • This manual describes procedures and resources for Debian maintainers. It describes how to become a new developer, the upload procedure, how to handle our bug tracking system, the mailing lists, Internet servers, etc.
      This manual is thought as a reference manual for all Debian developers (newbies and old pros).

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Information about Debian Developers