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Author: Ross Gammon <>
Date:   Sun Oct 26 21:00:48 2014 +0100

    Add more about contributing to Debian GIS
 policy.xml | 49 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 45 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/policy.xml b/policy.xml
index d86ebd8..8969c99 100644
--- a/policy.xml
+++ b/policy.xml
@@ -101,7 +101,17 @@
         section if you're interested in joining us.
-        If you speak a language other than English, you can contribute right 
+        There are many ways to contribute to the Debian GIS Team other than 
+        new software and updating existing packages to the latest version. 
+        that triage bugs and contribute patches, monitor the GIS landscape for 
+        software, write arcticles, write "HOWTO" tutorials on the wiki, 
+        package descriptions (if you speak a language in addition to English), 
+        packages so that people can find the software they need, and upload
+        screenshots are also most welcome.
+        Join the team as described above and begin contributing!
+      </para>
+      <para>
+        If you speak a language in addition to English, you can contribute 
right away
         with translations of package descriptions at
         <ulink url="";></ulink>.
@@ -109,12 +119,43 @@
         When working on these, you will find immediate targets for improvements
         of the original English versions, too.
         For these, though, you need access to Debian GIS's source code 
-        Very welcome are tutorials that guide Debian users towards the use of
+      </para>
+      <para>
+        A good route to find the Debian GIS descriptions needing translation is
+        to use one of the Debian GIS task pages (for example the workstation 
+        <ulink 
url="";>Workstation Tasks</ulink>
+        If you are using a non-English locale, you should see that untranslated
+        descriptions are in English, and there is a button you can click to
+        contribute a translation. If you use an English locale, there are 
links at
+        the bottom of the webpage that switch the webpage to other languages.
+      </para>
+      <para>
+        You can also contribute and edit Debtags on the task pages. Debtags
+        are used in Debian so that people can type in keywords and search
+        for packages that they might need. Please help us to make sure a
+        user will find our packages if they are searching for them.
+        If a package is currently not tagged, you should see a "Go tagging" 
+        By clicking "Edit Tags" you can double check the packages that have
+        already been tagged.
+      </para>
+      <para>
+        A well chosen screenshot can also help to sell each Debian GIS package.
+        Clicking on "Upload screenshot" will take you to a page where you can
+        upload a screenshot. Instructions can be found on the page that you are
+        taken to. You can also click on an existing screen shot to send an
+        updated one if you think the current one is out of date.
+      </para>
+      <para>  
+        Also very welcome, are tutorials that guide Debian users towards the 
use of
         packages to their immediate benefit.
-        You may also consider to write respective articles for Magazines,
+        You may also consider writing relevant articles for Magazines,
         be they online or in print.
+               If confirming bugs and contributing and testing patches are 
your thing,
+               click here to see all the <ulink 
 GIS Bugs</ulink>.
+         </para>
+      <para>
         This policy is a work in progress, and attempts to document best
         practices which evolve and change over time.
         Different people tend to do things in different ways.
@@ -1651,7 +1692,7 @@ lintian ../build-area/*changes
   <sect1 id="tasks">
-    <title>Tasks</title>
+    <title>Blend Tasks</title>
       The Debian GIS
       <ulink url="";>Debian Pure Blend</ulink>

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