I sent this inquiry to Debian dev support but got no response. Hopefully I'll get some advise here.
I'd like to create my own personal Debian-based distribution. I went over Debian's website but there don't seem any articles on this topic. Is this true that I must have a complete Debian source code that I modify to create my own Debian-based distribution? If so, I also wasn't able to find Debian source. Unlike Gentoo, Debian seems to only offer binary for their distro. Then, how do other Debian-based distributions, like LMDE, are made?
I am not looking for a complete step-by-step tutorial (though it would be nice) on how to make Debian-based distro, just one or two tips on where to start to build my own Debian-based distribution.