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Member distributions and popularity


As everyone is aware, there has been plenty of debate about how Debian is losing popularity. At the same time, the overall number of .deb packages installed in the world is just going up and up and up. The "problem" is that these .debs are often installed by a Debian derivative distribution. Some people think this is good, some people think this is bad. The one thing we can say for sure is that it is causing lots more .debs to be installed.

We want to grow our base of users and developers. We also want to insure that when people install .debs that they are truly getting a Debian experience. Perhaps one way that we can have our cake and eat it to is by helping to promote Debian derivatives that don't break the overall experience and work with us in a happy and productive way.

This is how the Eclipse project works with their derivatives. Maybe we can borrow some ideas from them?



Ean Schuessler, CTO Brainfood.com
ean@brainfood.com - http://www.brainfood.com - 214-720-0700 x 315

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