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Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin--Ch. 22

Nov 29, 2005, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter H. Salus)

"Debian Linux, as I stated in Chapter 20, was created by Ian Murdock. He officially founded the 'Project' on August 16, 1993. From November 1994 to November 1995, the Debian Project was sponsored by the FSF.

"In November 1995, Infomagic released an experimental version of Debian which was only partially in ELF format as 'Debian 1.0.' On December 11, Debian and Infomagic jointly announced that this release 'was screwed.' Bruce Perens, who had succeeded Murdock as 'leader,' said that the data placed on the 5-CD set would most likely not even boot possibly..."

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