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Most of the stuff regarding webmaster work is described at and all prospective editors are highly recommended to read it.

Interacting with the team

Usual roles

All work is shared in two teams:

The members of the webwml project in salsa do the bulk of the editing. The debwww Unix group handles the bits necessary for webwml to propagate onto the web site, cron jobs, CGI scripts, and similar intricate details.

You can request git commit access through the salsa project but we appreciate a message to the mailing list with a reasoning (since Salsa does not allow to include the explanation in the request yet).

Get involved

You are skilled in design/CSS or coding/Perl, know about the developer tools of web browsers, are ready to understand required constraints of websites and want to make them clearer and improve navigation? Join us, there are plenty of bugs to solve and improvement to be achieved.

Even if you don't see yourself in the above mentioned skills, you still can help the web team in various ways: people working on the content of specific subparts (like events pages, users or consultants subareas) and translators are also very welcome. You don't need much knowledge about the above mentioned parts, just being willing to dig into stuff and invest a bit of time every now and then.

So, if you want to join the webteam the first step is subscribe our mailing list and join the team IRC channel #debian-www at

Below you can found a list of tasks to be done, in order of difficulty: take a look and feel free to submit a patch. :)

{*} Easy tasks

Here's some easy bugs (if you have not experience on how to manage bug reports, please read this tutorial and the documentation on the website, like

{*}{*} Medium tasks

{*}{*}{*} Difficult tasks

More stuff

TODO list: needs review/update, and another list in - it would be nice to reorganise in only one page (probably here in the wiki, opening the corresponding bugs, if needed)

Release CheckList: template of the Webmaster's TODO list for releases

Spam Clean: coordinating the cleaning of spam from the debian-www mailing list

Articles in related to the website: web team sprint (2019), redesign of the homepage (2020)

Submissions: page is about automating as much as possible the handling of any submissions by external partners: users, CD vendors, partners, etc. It needs review+update (if after review the conclusion is that it's outdated and not useful, move it to the "Historical stuff" section)

Children Distros: Wiki page about maintenance of page (now ) It needs review+update, probably some items still apply (if after review the conclusion is that it's outdated and not useful, move it to the "Historical stuff" section).

Historical stuff

Migration from Alioth: pages to document and coordinate the work done in 2018 when Alioth shutdown.

KallesDesign (site's design applied in 2012)

Meetings: past and next meetings of the team. (If there is a new meeting handled with this wiki pages, move this item to the "More stuff" section)