core part of OpenQA is already in Debian: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/os-autoinst
It was recently kicked from testing, so could use some love.
It is mainly written in Perl which is familiar to me, so I might get involved in maintaining it generally in Debian if considered relevant.
I'd like to set up an OpenQA instance. But it looks like I can't use PureOS or Debian to do so. The only blocker is a MR in Salsa: https://salsa.debian.org/debian/os-autoinst/merge_requests/1/diffs which looks pretty reasonable. @jonas.smedegaard does Hideki Yamane-san hang out in the Debian-perl channel, perhaps we ask him to merge that diff there? Otherwise I'll go ahead and install on SuSE (heaven forbid.)
@jeremiah.foster I am not sure but I don't think Yamane-san is hanging out on irc
I suggest that you post to the Debian bugreport (for _follow-ups you need not use the command-line tool "reportbug" but can simply post a regular email to email@example.com ) sharing your positive review of the patch - and encourage Frédéric to release it e.g. as a 10-day delayed NMU.