Busybox is not a Debian derivative
Posted Jul 25, 2006 8:30 UTC (Tue) by BrucePerens
Parent article: Linux on the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (O'ReillyNet)
Busybox is a stand-alone user-mode toolset that takes the place of the base system of a conventional Linux distribution. Most of its tools are not derived from the programs they replace. It is not a Debian derivative. It's only associated with Debian because I created it as part of the Debian installer. It subsequently attained a life of its own and might even have an installed base as large as that of conventional Linux distributions, in embedded devices where you don't see it.
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