Debian derivatives census: LiMux: welcome!
I would like to welcome yourself and LiMux to the Debian derivatives
census! Would you like to take this opportunity to introduce yourself
and LiMux to us all?
It would be great if you could join our mailing list and IRC channel:
I would encourage you to look at Debian's guidelines for derivatives:
You may want to look at our census QA page, some of the mails from
there may apply to LiMux.
I note that LiMux is based on Ubuntu. Are you planning on a transition
to being based on Debian?
The page says that LiMux modifies Debian binary packages. It is quite
rare that distributions modify Debian binary packages instead of
modifying source packages and rebuilding them. Does LiMux actually do
this? If so could you describe what kind of modifications you are
making? If not I guess the page needs to be fixed.
I'll add the LiMux blog to Planet Debian derivatives which helps the
Debian community find out the things that are happening in the world
of Debian derivatives.
Since LiMux is based in Germany you might be interested in knowing the
Debian Germany groups.
This year the annual Debian conference was in Heidelberg. It was great
to see developers from LiMux that could attend DebConf. Next year
DebConf will be in Cape Town, South Africa.
I would encourage Landeshauptstadt München (the LiMux goverment
sponsor) to contribute financially to ensure the continued survival of
Debian and the success of the annual Debian conference. However
DebConf16 sponsorship is not open yet.
I would encourage any attendees to volunteer to ensure the continued
the success of the annual Debian conference, here are some examples of
things that need helpers.
A great way to help ensure that the next Debian release working well
is to install and run the
how-can-i-help tool and try to work on any issues that come up.
You might want to consider adding DNSSEC to your domains, TLSA records
and SSL to some of your domains. SSL on the repository will help LiMux
users to obscure package names and version numbers from global active
adversaries. You might also want to add HSTS headers.
I have noticed the <URL: https://www.muenchen.de/limux > redirects to
HTTP site. Is that intended? I would recommend you to only use HTTPS
and redirect HTTP to HTTPS for security reasons.
Please feel free to circulate this mail within the LiMux team.
Héctor Orón -.. . -... .. .- -. -.. . ...- . .-.. --- .--. . .-.