There’s an interesting explaination of the process which Debian goes through to add packages to it’s distribution over at Debian Administration website. Most of this is familiar to developers of the distribution, but users might appreciate seeing how it works behind the scenes.
How Packages Are Added To The Debian Archive
Submitted by Steve Kemp 2005-07-11 Debian 3 Comments
site seems to be down for the moment
works fine from another ISP, oh well
cool website… one i never ran across before, or at least dont remember…
already knew about the package thingy….