I was wondering if there’s any equivalent for ubuntu brainstorm, i.e. an official place for contributing with ideas and suggestions about the project without needing to be a DD. I realize that Debian has mailing lists, but a website for brainstorming could probably be a better tool and provide a much better experience (just like ask.debian is doing for Debian related questions).
Paul Wise [ Editor ]
It would be much better to propose ideas to the upstream projects that your ideas are about.
For stuff that is specific to Debian it is best to propose those ideas on the mailing lists or in the bug tracker.
In any case an idea website quickly becomes less than useful if the developers of the software your idea is about are not looking at that website (which for upstream projects would probably be approximately zero developers). Getting the whole of the Debian project and every single FLOSS developer to look at the idea website would be almost impossible. The best it could be is a way for users to be lazy about where they are posting their ideas and then have more motivated users forward their ideas to the right place. Most ideas need clarification, expansion and implementation testing and this forwarding would just cause a disconnect between the person having the idea and the people who might be willing to implement the idea.