as you might have read  there is a project on GitHub  for
providing Debian packages for Apache Syncope.
I have taken a quick look at it seems very interesting.
Since the author says
> I would like to see the work upstream if possible.
I suppose - I've asked for confirmation though - that he is willing to
In this case, besides some changes that might be required for complying
with Debian packaging policies (about file locations, for example), I
wonder if providing .deb downloadable artifacts might require some
additional work - OpenOffice is doing this, so I do assume it is feasible.