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Re: listing Debian derivatives on the website?

On Sun, Jan 08, 2012 at 01:06:54PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> Recently we got a query[4] about how to add a distribution to [1] and
> I remembered that I had intended to start a discussion about this.


> Move the page to a more prominent location, perhaps /derivatives?

Yep, agreed.  For one thing we've come to use the term "derivative"
quite a lot in Debian culture in the last year (instead of "children
distro"); for another, I concur that nowadays the list deserves to be
more top-level than under "/misc".

> The content of the page should be gathered from the census and include:

I guess it'd be useful for everybody if part of the process could be
automated. Not the selection part (we'll need a judgement call according
to the criteria you propose before adding/remove a derivative from the
website), but the actual publishing/unpublishing part. Would it be
feasible to give an easy way to -www people to "sync" a list of
derivative with their respective content from the census pages?

> Inactive distributions that are/were considered historically important
> could be moved to a separate page, others simply removed.

I vote for removing them, there are plenty of other resources on the web
mentioning the heritage of FOSS distros, we could simply point to them.

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