Offer OctoPack as a vNext build step
This would remove the requirement to add a NuGet package to the solution as a dependency just for packaging purposes. This would simplify developer requirements to modify the solution and potentially add greater flexibility
Hi Brian! We already have a step for TFS 2015-17/VSTS to pack things up so you don't have to use Octopack: https://octopus.com/docs/guides/use-the-team-foundation-build-custom-task#UsetheTeamFoundationBuildCustomTask-package-application-stepAddaPackageApplicationstep
Have you tried that already? Sounds very similar to your proposal.