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Linux.com: The Jon Danzig interview [President of Libra Computer Sys.]

Jun 09, 2000, 11:32 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linux.com: Why choose Debian as a base for the distribution?"

"Jon Danzig: When we first started looking around at the various distributions, Red Hat was at the top of the list. As I walked through the distributions, I kept coming back to Debian for a number of reasons.

"The first thing I liked about it was the enormity of the distribution. There are a large number of packages, packages coming from all over the place, without any kind of direction or supervision. It's kind of a spontaneous distribution, built by all these diverse people without having anybody specifically sit there and say "this is what we want." So, the choices when we put a distribution together are just enormous with Debian."

"The other thing which I liked a lot is the informality of the development, and the fact that's more of a community than anything else. These are people who are putting together something that they love, and working together, shows a cooperation that you just don't find in commercial distributions."

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