Debian to officially welcome non-packaging contributors

“Today, the Debian Project has overwhelmingly decided in a
General Resolution to formally acknowlege the contribution made by
many people who help Debian in ways other than maintaining packages
– by opening up the process of becoming an officially recognised
Debian Developer.

“While the Debian Project has always welcomed non-packaging
contributors, for example documentation writers and translators,
there was low takeup of official Debian Developer status (including
full voting rights and other privileges). As there was no clear
documented procedure for these non-packaging contributors, it was
handled on a case-by-case basis.”