About one year and a half after my first package was uploaded to Debian, I decided to apply to become a Debian Developer last month. It didn’t happen inmediately because in order to apply you are asked whether you have read the foundation documents, the policy, the developers reference… and I didn’t want to cheat! 😀 So I took the time to read all of them, and then applied on November 1st!
LoÃ¯c Minier advocated me (thanks!) and now I’m waiting to be asigned an AM. I hope not to loose interest in the meantime 😉
Cool, good luck!
I also plan to apply for NM soon, but need someone to sign my key first :).
YAY, one more developer brought out of the dark side!
Congratulations! Thank you for your future contributions. 🙂
if there’s one thing that NM teaches you, it’s to be patient. It was over 5 months before my AM was assigned.
Looks like you’ve got a good few packages on your list, but a lot of them are co-maintained…
I’d suggest getting your WNPP package up and ready, and then working hard on bugs for all the packages. When you fix one, keep a note of What it was, the bug number and the changelog.
Good luck, and remember, be patient – It’s a pain, but It’s worth it..
I’m currently sitting here waiting for my NM to go through the final stages…
Thanks for your comments!
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