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Debian Derivatives

Debian "derivative" is a colloquial term used to refer to distributions which are based on Debian in various ways.

A common, but not unique pattern for derivatives is that of reusing/rebuilding most of the official Debian packages and adding some custom packages of their own.

According to distrowatch, Debian has already spawned more than 300 derivatives and more than 120 of them are still active.

See also

  • DerivativesFrontDesk: where to ask help if you come from a derivative distribution and want to contribute to Debian

  • Derivatives/Meetings: a list of meetings and events related to Debian derivatives

  • Derivatives/Guidelines: guidelines and advice for best practices within derivatives

  • Derivatives/CensusQA: email templates for when contacting derivatives about census issues

  • Derivatives/Integration: documentation about integration of derivatives into Debian infrastructure

  • DEX: Derivatives EXchange; cross-community teamwork

  • UpstreamGuide: some things to think about when you are creating new software to put into your distribution

  • DebianPureBlends: a subset of Debian that is configured to support a particular target group out-of-the-box

  • MergeDerivedDistributions: a proposal for how to bring the work of derived distros into Debian, obsoleted by the derivatives census