In open source software, a distribution is a curated collection of software components that's ready to use for a specific purpose. For example, Linux distributions take the upstream Linux kernel and package it with other software to create an operating system that users can install on their machines.

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector is a distribution of the OpenTelemetry Collector, an upstream project. It includes components and settings that support the use of the Collector with Splunk software, such as telemetry exporters and Splunk software-specific settings.

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