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Wayne Booth
Entrepreneur developer and recently new dad. Find out more at http://waynebooth.me/
Entrepreneur developer and recently new dad. Find out more at http://waynebooth.me/
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Modern day explorer?
Modern day explorer?
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Packaging for an open source project

For a few years I've been working on an open source project +opendias
I've built up quite a community (not much on G+ yet), but the project is at the point where is can be really useful to the opensource community at large.

I've been looking at what's needed to get into the major distributions repositories. It looks like I've got two options.

   * Learn each distributions packaging rules; generate a package in their style; get sponsored as a maintainer; and then jump through all the submission hoops required to get included.
   * Or, persuade a maintainer for each distribution, to package and submit to their own repositories.

So, my first question is: is the above correct, or have I missed a route?

I've not got the time or the inclination to learn a different system (not only the packaging, but their submission rules) for each distribution - I'd rather be supporting the community I currently have and developing new functionality for the product. So my second question is: Where do I find distro package maintainers, and what are they looking for from a project in order to commit time to package it?

Thanks for any insights.

#opensource  #packaging #debian #ubuntu #fedora
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Great - now even Star Wars, is a lie.
Those of you who love it when +Chase Nunes and I fry up some conspiracy bacon on Unfilter will love this. The conspiracy of Star Wars, EXPOSEDomg

Luke's Change: an Inside Job
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