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OLinux.com.br: Interview with Ben Collins, the new Debian Project Leader

Apr 06, 2001, 04:59 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fernando Ribeiro Corrêa, Marcos Martins Manhães)

[ Thanks to Marcos Manhães for this link. ]

"OLinux: How excited you are about being in front of the Debian Project? Do you have something in mind for the Debian Project? Are you going to make changes on the way the work is done?"

"Ben Collins: I'm extrememly excited. This is my third run at the DPL position, and it is a goal I have finally achieved thanks completely to those in the project that have faith in my ability to handle the job. I have plans to clean up some loose ends that have been plaguing our internal organisation for some time. After this, I plan to tackle some of the more difficult situations that still linger, or are threatening to be a problem in the near future."

"OLinux: What are going to be the diferences between your lidership and the predecessor's?"

"Ben Collins: When I first came to Debian, Ian Jackson was finishing his term as DPL, and he was very innactive (to his defense, I do not know any details of his situation). Wichert then followed for two terms. I believe he did an excellent job keeping Debian going. However, my plans are to get Debian moving rather than continue to limp along with some of the problems we face."

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