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LinuxPower: An interview with Wichert Akkerman, Debian GNU/Linux project leader

Feb 17, 1999, 12:31 (2 Talkback[s])

"It does worry me a bit that a lot of people who see Linux the first time immediately seem to think that Linux == Red Hat..." -- Wichert Akkerman

"Barath: How long have you been involved with Debian development? Free software development in general?"

"Actually development was my first contact with Debian, somewhere beginning 1995. I had a patch to make strace work with the then new ELF-format. When I sent that to the maintainer of the strace package he responded by asking me if I wanted to take over the strace package from him. That was also my first contact with free software development in general, before that I mostly was playing with turbo pascal in DOS."

Complete interview.