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Debian derivatives census

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian derivatives census                               press@debian.org
January 24th, 2011              http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20100124

Debian derivatives census

The Debian Project would like to invite representatives of distributions
derived from Debian to participate in a census[1] of Debian derivatives.
In addition we would like to invite representatives of distributions
derived from Debian to join the Debian derivatives[2] front desk[3][4].
Debian encourages members of derivative distributions to contribute
their ideas, patches, bug reports to Debian and to the upstream
developers of software included in Debian.

     1. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census
     2. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives
     3. http://wiki.debian.org/DerivativesFrontDesk
     4. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100629

By participating in the census you will increase the visibility of your
derivative within Debian, provide Debian contributors with a contact
point and a set of information that will make it easier for them to
interact with your distribution. Representatives of distributions
derived from Ubuntu[5] are encouraged to get their distribution added
to the Ubuntu Derivative Team wiki page[6].

     5. http://www.ubuntu.com/project/derivatives
     6. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DerivativeTeam/Derivatives

By participating in the Debian derivatives front desk you can support
other Debian derivatives, share your experience with other Debian
derivatives and with Debian contributors and benefit from the
experience of other Debian derivatives. Debian encourages
representatives from all derivatives to join the mailing list[7] and
IRC channel[8].

     7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-derivatives/
     8. irc://irc.debian.org/debian-derivatives

Future plans for the Debian derivatives census include keeping track of
Debian derivatives, addition of more information useful to Debian
contributors, inclusion of machine-readable information and subsequent
integration of information about derivatives into Debian

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
the largest and most influential open source projects.  Over three
thousand volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
maintain Debian software. Translated into over 70 languages, and
supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
"universal operating system".

Contact Information
For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

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