Brainstorm: derivatives integration into Debian infrastructure
We now have a list of derivatives and some information about them.
A list of derivatives hiding away in a corner of the wiki is in my
opinion not that useful, there are many of those at various places on
I didn't yet emphasise this but the *main* point of the derivatives
census is to integrate information about Debian derivatives more
deeply into our infrastructure to facilitate merging ideas, patches,
packages, people etc by promoting the work of derivatives to Debian
contributors thereby distributing the work of merging ideas, patches,
packages, people etc back across the whole of the Debian community. In
addition, doing this means the derivatives census becomes more
attractive to participate in and give full and complete information
to, hopefully leading to better quality information in the census and
therefore presented to Debian contributors.
So, this is a brainstorm thread about ways in which we can integrate
information about derivatives into Debian infrastructure. To start us
off I've added an idea (Planet Debian Downstream) to the wiki page at
. If you have any more ideas based on the current content of pages
at  or can see some interesting information that might be missing
from the census template please mention them here or add them to
the wiki page at . The diversity of the information in the census
template should give you some idea of the potential scope of
integration we could achieve.
At some point we will want to start implementing some of the ideas so
it would be great if there were some volunteers for that.