Note: All links open in a new window. bbassett.net is not responsible for the content of these links.
The Social Contract
Debian's Social Contract is a statement of what the Debian
project stands for and what it will do for its members and for its
The Debian Free Software Guidelines
The Debian Free Software Guidelines (the DFSG) defines
guidelines for determining whether a program is considered "Free
Software" (and, by extension, what can be a part of the Debian
A list of people who contribute to the Debian project and
what packages they maintain. Also,
a map with
everyone's location is available.
Debian Weekly News
DWN is a weekly summary of what's happening the Debian
The Developer's Corner is the nerve center of available
resources for Debian development.
Bug Tracking System
The Debian BTS is a publicly viewable system for recording
and organizing bugs in the software packaged by Debian. For those
interested, you can see my list of outstanding and recently fixed bugs.
Lintian is a tool for checking how well a Debian package
complies with Debian policy. Again for the interested, visible is
list of lintian warning and error messages.
Policy describes the features of a Debian package that makes
it a Debian package. This includes the structure and contents of the
Debian archive, several design issues of the operating system, as well
as technical requirements that each package must satisfy to be included
in the distribution.
Debian Java Policy
The Debian Java policy describes how packages will structure
themselves in order to make Debian's Java environment seamless and
cohesive. Note that this policy is only a proposal at this point in
time, but it has the backing of most of the Java maintainers.
Information about security holes found in Debian packages.
Includes workaround and update information.
Mailing List Archives
The majority of coordination between Debian developers
occurs by email. The list archives carry most of this discussion in an
easy-to-read threaded format with searchable indicies.