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Mad Penguin: The Beauty of "The Debian System"

Dec 16, 2005, 06:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Einfeldt)

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"Charles Darwin would 'get' the beauty Debian if he were alive today. Martin Krafft certainly 'gets' the beauty of Debian, and he wants you to get it too, so he has written a very detailed exposition of the Debian code and community called The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques, co-published by Open Source Press and No Starch Press.

"Both Chuck and Martin saw a kind of beauty in the order produced by divergent agents acting in vast concert, even if that concert is sometimes an orchestra of fierce competition. Lions eat antelopes, and developers have been known to bite, too, but somehow nature and Debian surge forward and produce structures that are truly ponderous to behold..."

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