Questions about contributions (packages, software, patches, etc.) to TeX and friends: creating such contributions and/or making them available.

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What can *I* do to help the LaTeX3 Project

First, I appreciate this may not be the right place for this question, so absolutely no offence if it gets closed. I'm very much an end-user, rather than a programmer, of LaTeX, and I watch with awe ...
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How can I contribute to CTAN?

I have create a template and some macros I would like to share. How can I contribute them to CTAN?
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How to upload a binary to CTAN?

I've written a small GUI program to ease the creation of LaTeX style tables (both tabular and longtable) for my students. I'm wondering if it is useful to upload it to CTAN. It is free software; ...
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Faroese language package

I am working on a project in faroese, where I need to use the localization features offered by babel. I cannot find a faroese babel package, and when searching for it, there seems to be some ...
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How do I contribute to TikZ?

Stemming from this question and with due credits to @morbusg's answer, I was able to create a very fundamental symbol for the circuits.ee.IEC TikZ library, the AC voltage source. I call it the ac ...
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What should I write in the “Short description for announcement” field on the CTAN upload page?

I want to upload my simple package on CTAN, but I don't know what I should enter in the "Short description for announcement" field on the CTAN upload page?
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How to upload my packages or document classes to CTAN?

I have created a simple yet useful document class. I am interested in uploading this to CTAN so it can be available in TeX distribution out of the box. As a result, I no longer need to setup texmf if ...
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How to upload a tds.zip file to CTAN

From the ctanify documentation (great tool, by the way) I got the impression that just including a *.tds.zip file when doing a CTAN upload is sufficient. Well, obviously not, since the tds.zip file ...
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Where can I report typographical errors for LaTeX3 documentation?

Following up on What can *I* do to help the LaTeX3 Project, there doesn't seem to be a definitive place to report a typo in any of the LaTeX3 documentation (e.g. texdoc interface3). Where can I ...
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(How) Can I upload an Asymptote module to CTAN?

Let's say I have an experimental Asymptote module that I want to make available through CTAN. I can think of several options for this: Create a package that uses a filecontents* environment to ...
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How do I contribute to CircuiTikZ? [closed]

Update (29 Dec 2012) The author has already update CircuiTikZ (Thank you, Massimo!). It should be integrated into the CTAN official repositories in a few days. The package is now hosted in Github for ...
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Which open source hosting facilities accept LPPL?

Is there a list of open source hosting facilities which accept (La)TeX packages published under the LPPL license? Which open source hosting facility did you chose for your (La)TeX project and why?