"IDG World Expo today announced that Debian is the recipient of
the $25,000 IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award. Linux creator Linus
Torvalds and Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo
will present the $25,000 award at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo,
following Michael Dell's keynote address on Tuesday, August 15,
2000 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA."
"Debian is a perfect example of open source computing
working the way it was meant to," said Charlie Greco, IDG World
Expo president and CEO. "LinuxWorld Conference and Expo is
dedicated to showcasing the newest and the very best that the Linux
community has to offer. The IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award
recognizes individuals and organizations who epitomize the spirit
of open source technology."
"Debian is an open source operating system that currently uses
the Linux kernel. However, the organization plans to provide Debian
Technology for other kernels as well. In keeping with the Linux
philosophy, Debian founders believe that the license for a
component using their kernel may not restrict any party from
selling or giving away the software and that the program must
include a source code."
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