I would like to welcome yourself and Open Secure-K OS to the Debian
derivatives census! Would you like to take this opportunity to introduce
yourself and Open Secure-K OS 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 Open Secure-K OS.
You don't appear to be subscribed to the Open Secure-K OS census
page, we've made a few changes:
In addition please make sure there is a contact point listed in the
maintainer field of your census page.
The page says that Open Secure-K OS modifies Debian binary packages.
It is quite rare that distributions modify Debian binary packages instead of
modifying source packages and rebuilding them. Does Open Secure-K OS
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.
Would it be possible for you to add the Open Secure-K OS sources.list to the
wiki page? This will eventually help feed back patches and new packages to
The page is missing a dpkg vendor field. It is important that Debian
derivatives set this properly on installed systems and mention the value
of the field in the derivatives census.
There doesn't appear to be a Open Secure-K OS blog or a blog aggregator
for Open Secure-K OS developers. If these existed they would be syndicated
on Planet Debian derivatives and would help the Debian community find out
the things that are happening in Open Secure-K OS.
Since Open Secure-K OS is based in Italy you might be interested in joining
one of the local Debian groups in Italy.
Next year the annual Debian conference is in Brazil. It would be great if
developers from Open Secure-K OS could attend DebConf.
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.
I would encourage LumIT S.p.A. (the Open Secure-K OS corporate sponsor)
to contribute financially to ensure the continued survival of Debian and the
success of the annual Debian conference.
I note that Open Secure-K OS is based on Debian stable. The Debian release
team recently released a timeline for the freeze for the next Debian stable
release. I would encourage you to review it and prepare your plans for
rebasing on the next Debian release (buster).
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.
Please feel free to circulate this mail within the Open Secure-K OS team.