Enrico and me have just started a census on Debian Services floating around, and we want YOU to participate!

The Debian Services Census is an attempt to gather detailed information about software services for the Debian community. It doesn’t matter where these services live or who provides them. For now we are only interested in their existence.

Services can be anything from the mail forwarding service for @debian.org addresses that lives on master.debian.org operated by DSA, web applications, email bots, command line scripts you can run on debian.org machines, automated package checkers that report bugs to people, Debian-related services that people run on their own infrastructure like screenshots.debian.net and son on. Have a look at https://wiki.debian.org/Services for more examples.

If you think it’s a service, then we think it’s a service too and we want to know about it. Feel free to contribute data whether you are the maintainer of that service or not.

Here is how to let us know about the service:

  • please visit https://wiki.debian.org/Services and verify if the service is already listed there
  • if the service you had in mind is not listed, please create an entry for it using the “Add a new service” button.
  • If you are the maintainer of a service, we also encourage you to subscribe to the debian-services-admin@lists.debian.org mailing list, which is a low-traffic list and should be the contact point for inter-service communication and coordination.

Update: Up to now, 51 services have been registered (most of them within 24 hours after the d-d-a mail, WOW), but we are sure that there are a lot of more services, that still need to be registered. Help us to get a complete list!