LinuxQuestions: Why Is Debian So Political?
Oct 04, 2006, 21:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Debian is often held up as an example of a too political Linux
community, by people who toss it off as a pejorative without
considering just why it is so. In fairness, I decided to provide an
explanation of the circumstances that encourage that politcal
activity. I hope that seen in this light, Debian politics can be
shown for what it is; the glue that holds this community together,
and the reason that Debian continues to be the standard of mature
"The subject of political infringements into Linux comes up
every so often, and generates the same kind of heated exchanges
that political discussions of any nature are known to do..."