- Join the Debian-Med
- Check what projects are missing and ask Debian maintainers for
official inclusion. There is a sponsoring program by which even non
Debian developers can provide packages which are checked and
uploaded by official maintainers. There is no point in keeping good
quality softwares outside of Debian.
- Verify whether one needs special configuration for
your project. If yes, verify which possibilities are given in the
Custom Debian Distribution effort. It is more than collecting
software but bringing the software to your target users while taking
the burden from any configuration issues from his back.
- The only reason to keep things outside of Debian are licenses
which are not compatible with DFSG. All other parts of your
projects can be included and your time for everyday package building
tasks can be saved and the workload shared with other people
following the same road.
There are two ways to obtain Debian GNU/Linux:
- Installation from a CD that may be borrowed from a friend, or
bought from a commercial vendor. This may be together with a
computer magazine on a newsstand or from a redistributor on the
- Download Debian from the web for free from a local mirror.
The latter is the common way, a net install will only download the