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The NixOS Wiki is a community-run project to document the Nix Ecosystem. NixOS is a Linux distribution which is created with the Nix package manager as its foundation. NixOS relies upon the extensive Nixpkgs package repository, which is one of the largest and most up-to-date package sources in the Linux world. The Nix ecosystem also includes tools like Hydra, for continuous integration testing, and NixOps, for deploying NixOS machines to networks and clouds (e.g. EC2, GCE, and Azure).


The original NixOS wiki was shut down.

We felt that the NixOS manual, Nixpkgs manual, Nix manual, Nix Community Cookbook are all excellent but not the medium of choice for many situations. The nix-users Wiki was too limiting with regards to wiki features, so we set up this wiki.


Who? Role? Admin team distribution list
makefu Contributor and maintainer of the NixOS Wiki
mic92 Nixpkgs maintainer and contributor of the NixOS Wiki
ixxie Contributor and organizer of the NixOS Wiki
samueldr Wiki cosmetologist
You? Contact us, we use on Matrix.

The NixOS logo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.

See commit 525ade227e23f2b54975021553eeb3c6b57c04bd


Icons are based-off or directly taken from the Breeze Icons project. Adaptations and creations in the style of Breeze and KDE's HIG are released under the same license. See their license for more details about usage rights, it's LGPL with a special mention about what it means for the icons.


Content on the NixOS Wiki is licensed under the MIT License. For more information, see NixOS Wiki:Copyrights.