Mad Penguin: The Beauty of "The Debian System"
Dec 16, 2005, 06:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Einfeldt)
[ Thanks to rchapman for this link.
"Charles Darwin would 'get' the beauty Debian if he were alive
today. Martin Krafft certainly 'gets' the beauty of Debian, and he
wants you to get it too, so he has written a very detailed
exposition of the Debian code and community called The Debian
System: Concepts and Techniques, co-published by Open Source Press
and No Starch Press.
"Both Chuck and Martin saw a kind of beauty in the order
produced by divergent agents acting in vast concert, even if that
concert is sometimes an orchestra of fierce competition. Lions eat
antelopes, and developers have been known to bite, too, but somehow
nature and Debian surge forward and produce structures that are
truly ponderous to behold..."