Why people should care about Debian

The current leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Stefano Zacchiroli , posed the question with a little more force – Why the bloody hell should you care about Debian? – in a talk at the 12th Australian national Linux conference today.

Stefano Zacchiroli

Zacchiroli outlined the uniqueness of Debian – it was a non-commercial distribution that was able to compete with other commercial distros, it was built collaboratively by experts and was the first major distribution to be developed exclusively in the spirit of the GNU project.

Apart from this, Debian had two unique identifiers – its social contract (adopted in 1997) and its constitution (adopted in 1998), Zacchiroli said.


Lees hier het hele artikel, gevonden dank zij temenex op het Debian forum.

Leuk / informatief artikel, vooral uit de laatste alinea blijkt dat de term ” the universal operating system “ niet zomaar een kreet is.

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