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## page copied from http://dex.alioth.debian.org/ubuntu/ ## page was renamed from Derivatives
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= Ubuntu DEX Team = = Debian Derivatives Front Desk =
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The Ubuntu DEX Team is part of the [[http://dex.alioth.debian.org/|DEX project]]. Our goal is to facilitate cooperation
between Debian and Ubuntu through direct action: merging patches, sponsoring
uploads, and so on.
This is the home of the ''derivatives frontdesk''.
This group helps developers of Debian [[Derivatives|derivative distributions]] to contribute their changes back to Debian by:
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 * mentoring them through Debian-specific details (procedures) to get their packages into Debian
 * getting them in touch with the ''right'' people (teams, etc)
 * discussing and establishing processes to share efforts among derivatives and with Debian
 * ...
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We tend to hang out on : [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-derivatives|#debian-derivatives]] on OFTC and on the [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-derivatives/|debian-derivatives]] '''Email contact''': derivatives@debian.org <<BR>>
'''IRC channel''': [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-derivatives|#debian-derivatives]]
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<<Anchor(help)>>
== How to help ==
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<<Anchor(people)>>
== People ==
 *Micah Gersten
 *Nathan Handler
 *Steve Langasek
 *Andrew Mitchell
 *David Paleino
 *Allison Randal
 *Colin Watson
 *James Westby
 *Matt Zimmerman
You can join the '''mailing list''' debian-derivatives@lists.debian.org
([[http://lists.debian.org/debian-derivatives/|learn more ...]]) and help there in
replying to inquiries from derivative contributors or more generally discuss there any
topic related to the interaction between Debian and derivatives distributions.
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== Active Projects ==
 *[[dex.alioth.debian.org/ubuntu/ancient-patches|clean up ancient patches]]
== Future Projects ==
 *[[http://dex.alioth.debian.org/ubuntu/new-packages|Add new packages from Ubuntu to Debian]] (pending)
 *Big merges
 *BTS patch sweep
 *Kickstart pkg-ayatana
When posting, please adhere to the following '''guidelines''':
 * the above contact point derivatives@debian.org points to the list, please explicitly Cc: people that only posted to derivatives@debian.org otherwise they will not get your reply
 * the list is a mentoring place for people in need of guidance, please be friendly: that list is not the place for RTFM-kind-of-replies
 * over time, please consider contributing to the [[DerivativesFrontDesk/FAQ|FAQ]]; eventually it might become good documentation for derivatives

More ways to help include:

 * encourage Debian derivatives to participate in the [[Derivatives/Census|census]]
  * add ideas for [[Derivatives/Integration|integration]] of the census with Debian infrastructure
 * contribute to the [[Derivatives/Guidelines|derivatives guidelines]]
 * start a [[http://dex.alioth.debian.org/|DEX]] subproject for merging work done in your derivative back into Debian proper
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 *[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ubuntu/ForDebianDevelopers|Ubuntu for Debian Developers]]
 *[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Debian/ForUbuntuDevelopers|Debian for Ubuntu Developers]]
 *[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ContributingToDebian|Contributing to Debian]]
 *[[http://people.ubuntu.com/patches/|Old Ubuntu patches]]
 *[[http://patches.ubuntu.com/|Current Ubuntu patches]]
 *[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Debian/Bugs|Submitting bug reports to Debian from Ubuntu]]
 *[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Debian/Usertagging|Ubuntu tags in the Debian bug tracker]]

 * [[DerivativesFrontDesk/FAQ|FAQ]] - frequently asked questions
 * Distro-specific resources can be found in the [[Derivatives/Census|derivatives census]]
 * [[Derivatives/Guidelines|Guidelines]] for derivative distributions are available
 * [[Derivatives/Meetings|Meetings]] for proposed meeting dates and times.

Debian Derivatives Front Desk

This is the home of the derivatives frontdesk. This group helps developers of Debian derivative distributions to contribute their changes back to Debian by:

  • mentoring them through Debian-specific details (procedures) to get their packages into Debian
  • getting them in touch with the right people (teams, etc)

  • discussing and establishing processes to share efforts among derivatives and with Debian
  • ...

Email contact: derivatives@debian.org
IRC channel: #debian-derivatives

How to help

You can join the mailing list debian-derivatives@lists.debian.org (learn more ...) and help there in replying to inquiries from derivative contributors or more generally discuss there any topic related to the interaction between Debian and derivatives distributions.

When posting, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • the above contact point derivatives@debian.org points to the list, please explicitly Cc: people that only posted to derivatives@debian.org otherwise they will not get your reply

  • the list is a mentoring place for people in need of guidance, please be friendly: that list is not the place for RTFM-kind-of-replies
  • over time, please consider contributing to the FAQ; eventually it might become good documentation for derivatives

More ways to help include:

  • encourage Debian derivatives to participate in the census

    • add ideas for integration of the census with Debian infrastructure

  • contribute to the derivatives guidelines

  • start a DEX subproject for merging work done in your derivative back into Debian proper

Resources

  • FAQ - frequently asked questions

  • Distro-specific resources can be found in the derivatives census

  • Guidelines for derivative distributions are available

  • Meetings for proposed meeting dates and times.