I created a Debian package for Salt, doing my best to adhere to the Debian Policy. You can find it at http://mentors.debian.net/package/salt. If you’re not familiar with Salt, head over to http://saltstack.org and check it out. From the author’s website:
Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer servers in a fast and efficient way.
Salt allows commands to be executed across large groups of servers. This means systems can be easily managed, but data can also be easily gathered. Quick introspection into running systems becomes a reality.
Remote execution is usually used to set up a certain state on a remote system. Salt addresses this problem as well, the salt state system uses salt state files to define the state a server needs to be in.
Between the remote execution system, and state management Salt addresses the backbone of cloud and data center management.
Think Puppet on steroids. And done correctly.
At any event, yes, I’m looking for a Debian Developer to sponsor me getting it into Debian proper. If you are an Ubuntu Developer, and could help sponsor me getting it into Ubuntu as well, that would be awesome!