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Linux.com: Dunc-Tank Continues to Make Splash

Jan 04, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"Dunc-Tank, the unofficial organization set up to fund selected Debian activities, has made its first experimental payment to release managers, but community members are still debating whether a missed deadline and the alleged demotivation of some programmers make the experiment a failure.

"As reported previously, Dunc-Tank is managed by leading Debian developers, including Anthony Towns, the Debian Leader, and Steve McIntyre. The organization has been controversial since its announcement in September, with such concerns being raised as whether paying some developers would demotivate others, and whether the composition of Dunc-Tank would cause outsiders to believe that it was an officially sanctioned project. The group was satirized by the Dunc-Bank site, and its advent even resulted in a general resolution to impeach Towns for conflict of interest..."

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