The Age: Living Up to the Linux Name
Jan 09, 2003, 20:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)
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"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..."