Hello Tobias, thanks for put me in the right direction on this stuff.

After reading again the established process in [1], I understand that
the recommended process is a bit different than for standard sponsorship
requests. Probably I should send the e-mail request with
debian-backpo...@lists.debian.org in the CC and ask for review and upload.

My intention in this case is not become a maintainer but submit my icecc
package backported to Jessie with the idea of to be reviewed and
accepted by the current maintainers. Is this right?

In other case, I think I can follow your suggestion and create a
wishlist bug against icecc too but I'd prefer follow up the more
standard process.

Thanks in advance.

[1] https://backports.debian.org/Contribute/

On Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:34:36 +0100 Tobias Frost wrote:
> Control: tags -1 wontfix
> Hi Pablo,
> mmm, a backports upload is quite special..
> looking for your name in the usual Debian locations, (DDPO,
> minechangelogs, contributors.d.o) I cannot find previous contributions
> with your name on it, so I cannot recommend that you do a backports
> upload as your very first contributions to Debian. (It could be that
> I've missed something, just let me know in this case)
> After all, when uploading to backports you commit yourself to maintain
> that package for a quite long time. See [1] for details.
> Many thanks for providing a backports pacakge. You maybe want to file
> a wishlist bug against icecc to ask for an backport of it and attach
> your diff as patch to it.
> Otherwise, be very welcome to contribute on other areas of Debian [2]!
> Backports is just advanced stuff, but there are many other
> opportunities to get you hands wet which would be more suitable.
> Pointers are all those orphaned packages[3] , bugs that are tagged
> newcomer [4] ...
> I'm tagging this bug "wontfix" for now. If you disagree with me on the
> above, feel free to remove the tag again but please expand a bit on
> my concerns and how you will adress them.
> As said, contributions are very welcome, but for backports you should
> have already some Debian experience...
> --
> tobi
> [1] https://backports.debian.org/Contribute/
> [2] https://wiki.debian.org/how-can-i-help
> [3] https://wnpp.debian.net/
> [4] https://wiki.debian.org/BTS/NewcomerTag

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