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Re: Yet another Linux distribution! :-)



Drake Diedrich <Drake.Diedrich@anu.edu.au> writes:

> On 1 May 1998, Jim Pick wrote:
> 
> > I'd like to see more people announce that they want to develop their
> > own "subset" Linux distributions based on Debian.  I'd be willing to
> > collaborate on tools to make this easier.
> 
>    Interesting.  I'm starting up an ISP with a Debian focus, and planning
> to produce configuration-packages which will be added into the local
> Debian mirror, producing a (barely) derivative Linux distribution.
> I suspect many consultants and ISPs will begin doing this.  I worry about
> name collisions in real derivatives though.
>    We may need some new policies with respect to derivatives, so we avoid
> clashes.  Off the top of my head:

> 1) Derivatives are allocated a subdirectory in /opt by Debian.

As far as people developing local packages to add on to Debian (which
is not really what I am planning) - I don't think additional policy is
needed for that, because they are "local" packages, so it is a matter
of "local" policy.

Cheers,

 - Jim

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