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listing Debian derivatives on the website?

Hi all,

[Please send replies to debian-derivatives and debian-www]

The website currently has a list of distributions derived from Debian[1]
that is a bit outdated, contains some inactive distributions and is
missing some distributions. I have been working on the derivatives
census[2] for the purpose of integrating[3] information about
derivatives into our infrastructure. Recently we got a query[4] about
how to add a distribution to [1] and I remembered that I had intended to
start a discussion about this.

I would like to suggest the following:

Move the page to a more prominent location, perhaps /derivatives?

The content of the page should be gathered from the census and include:

      * Distribution names/logos
      * Link to the derivatives census page for more info
      * Distribution descriptions. It might be best to split these out
        into sub-pages since there are a lot of derivatives; 42 in the
        census and more that are not listed there.

Apply some criteria before a derivative can be listed, my suggestions:

      * listed in the census
      * still actively developed; responded to the annual ping at
      * distributes source for all the FOSS software it distributes; I
        plan to write some code to check for that the source and binary
        package lists from the apt repositories match.
      * distribution description has been reviewed by
        debian-l10n-english. Also it would be best if the descriptions
        didn't read like adverts.

Inactive distributions that are/were considered historically important
could be moved to a separate page, others simply removed.

Any thoughts?

     1. http://www.debian.org/misc/children-distros
     2. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census
     3. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Integration



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