This paper is intended for people who are interested in the philosophy of Custom Debian Distributions, and the technique that is used to manage those projects.
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It is explained in detail why these are not forks from Debian, but reside completely inside the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, and which advantages can be enjoyed by taking this approach. The concept of meta-packages and user role based menus is explained. In short: This document describes why Custom Debian Distributions are important to the vitality and quality of Debian.