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Mad Penguin: Exclusive Interview with Jon Danzig

Sep 17, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Mad Penguin: First of all, thanks for sitting down with us and allowing us to pick your brain. We are huge fans of Debian and Libranet, so we are very excited about being able to speak with you. I guess our first question to you is simple: How did Libranet come to exist? How was it born?

"Jon Danzig: Libranet started because I came across a web site with some nice screenshots of a Linux system running the X window system. Checked out the various Linux distros and settled on Debian, so we put together a system from the Debian archive and never looked back. It's a great system and I encourage people to try it. Libranet got started as a commercial GNU/Linux project and here we are.

"Mad Penguin: It is always interesting to know exactly how many people it takes to maintain a Linux distribution. How many individuals comprise the distro that we know and love as Libranet?

"Jon Danzig: There are four on the Libranet team. There are hundreds of dedicated developers who write for the open or free software world and who's software we distribute. Debian developers put together most of the packages we distribute. There really is a lot of people involved, we are just a link in the chain. Our users constantly provide feedback and suggestions for improvements and the Libranet volunteer beta testers steadfastly check out each release..."

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