How to contribute to Debian Med?
This page is for people who wonder how they could help the Debian Med project.
- Present Debian Med on social media (Blogs, Twitter/Identi.ca, Facebook)
- Test packages in testing / unstable with your data. This helps making sure everything will work in our future stable release.
If you know a Free Software project that might be useful for health care in any aspect and is not yet listed in our task list just inform us by writing an e-mail to our mailing list. For instance you might compare our tasks with URLs like
If you have some language skills you can help to translate package descriptions for the packages we maintain in Debian. To do this go to our translation status page and pick a project you would like to translate. Translation marked by a red "x" are not yet available. Click on the package you might like to translate the description and then pick your language. Alternatively you might like to visit the task list and watch out for yellow buttons in the right column of metainformation which ask for translating the description.
- Package one of the most wanted packages from each section
Biology: Mauve ( ;o) this is a rather funny name conflict here, mauve is not only a multiple genome alignment tool, but also a java library. The real link should better be to here. I left a bit puzzled now, maybe a better package name would be bio-mauve? or genome-mauve?)
Hospital information systems: Fis GTM
Watch the list of bugs and fix bugs or try to provide a patch.
For ITPs please follow Debian Med policy
Make sure that your package is listed in our task list.
Have a look at the QA page of Debian Med packaging team
If you are not yet a developer but want to become a developer yourself you might like to start reading here.
Debian Med on alioth
debian-med.alioth.debian.org: It is autogenerated contend from the Blend toolkit, as well as extra informations with strong ties with the revision control system (in particular, the group policy).
Non-Debian projects at Medical Free/Libre and Open Source Software
The MedFLOSS project is maintaining a nice list of free medical software which is not yet available in Debian. The most interesting feature of this list is the ranking which is created by user interaction which gives some measure how attractive a project might be for users. So just visit this page and find a target for Debian packaging.