yes, of course.
So, I am waiting for you help...
this is great to hear!
In principle, you could start with any OpenSource program; however there are some already in preparation -- for example, C-Munipack is already going to be packaged. In principle, you may check yourself (f.e. on our web page) what is already there and what is in preparation. You could also just select one and I can tell you about its status. I would recommend a smaller package for the start.
We do the packaging in a team, so it would be useful for you to join the team. For this, you need to create an account on our developer machine (alioth), and then request membership in the debian-astro project. You should also subscribe to our mailing list. The mailing list is to discuss all issues related to debian-astro packaging (but also for all other discussions or help using or developing astronomy software for Debian/Ubuntu/Mint etc).
To give you some start pointers:
- Debian New Maintainers guide
- My packaging tutorial, mainly for Python packages (but useful for others as well)
- Debian Mentors mailing list - this list is specifically for new maintainers; it is very friendly and helpful; no hesitate to ask any question there
You may contact me directly; my e-mail address is email@example.com.
BTW, the invitation applies also to all others who want to contribute; we are happy about any new program that enters the Debian/Ubuntu/Mint world