FOSSMeet 2018

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Debian packaging hackathon

Submitted by pravi (@pravi) on Sunday, 24 December 2017

Technical level: Advanced


Sit together in a room hacking on debian, packaging software not yet available in debian repositories.


We will be trying to complete packaging of dependencies required for updating npm (node.js package manager).


You should know how to create a debian package. Go through or attend debian packaging workshop. You should have a debian unstable/sid system

Speaker bio

I’m a Debian Developer maintaining over 360 packages in debian (mainly nodejs and ruby libraries required for gitlab and diaspora). I mentor students to start contributing to Free Software. I’m an advocate of civil liberties, and focus on regaining civil liberties like privacy in digital era (Founding member of Indian Pirates




  • pravi (@pravi) Proposer a year ago

    @joice, can you propose it?

  • Joice Joseph (@joice) a year ago (edited a year ago)

    is it possible to include a session on social aspects of OSS ? The platformcoop movement and beyond
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  • Joice Joseph (@joice) a year ago

    scholz gave me a reply and he will help.

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