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

Interacting with the team

Usual roles

All work is shared in two teams:

The webwml CVS/group does the bulk of the editing. The debwww Unix group handles the bits necessary for webwml to propagate onto the web site, CGI scripts, and similar intricate details.

You can request CVS commit access through the alioth project, please fill in the comment box with a reasoning.

Get involved

You are skilled in design/CSS or coding/Perl, know about the firebug/webdeveloper toolbars, are ready to understand required constraints of websites and want to make them clearer and improve navigation? Join us, there are plenty of bugs[bug] 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) 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. :)

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

363496 :contact authors of book listed at, collect year of publication/last edition of each book and add it to the page

317140 :add in the license for each book

381555 :add a link to md5sum and/or SHA1SUM and SHA1SUM.sign files at

347922 :create a page on how to write an installation report (see the installation manual and keep in touch with d-i people).

489027 :fix to show only "thanks" (instead of "thanks...") and link full and complete documentation for that command in

510894 :if you want to fix this you need some Perl knowledge and you have to be very careful: the risk is to break out part of the site.

More stuff

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

TODO: a TODO page for the team

New site's design