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The Age: Living Up to the Linux Name

Jan 09, 2003, 20:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"The Debian project is currently led by Bdale Garbee. Martin Schulze from the Debian press team was asked about the distribution, the motivation behind it and where he sees it going. His answers follow:

"No distribution has even come close to developing a package management system like the one Debian has. To what would you attribute this? And why do you think other distributions have failed to develop anything even half as good?

"Debian was started as a distribution by Free Software experts back in 1993. Rather than being developed by one isolated individual or group, as other distributions of GNU/Linux have been, Debian was to be developed openly in the spirit of Linux and GNU. The primary purpose of the Debian project is to finally create a distribution that lives up to the Linux name. Debian is being carefully and conscientiously put together and will be maintained and supported with similar care..."

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