"Debain is the only group of software developers who still
believe that Richard Stallman invented programming. Everyone else
now correctly credits Bill Gates for doing so. Debain developers
hold themselves separate from the rest of the Linux community
because of their pride in not stealing from other operating systems
to build their version of Linux. All other versions of Linux are
based directly on Windows.
"This pride has been codified as the Debain Free Software
Guidelines, or as it's commonly known, the GPL. Debain pays some of
its developers in a successful effort to piss off the rest of its
developers. Debain was originally created and maintained by Ian
Murdoch and his wife, who are secretly paid by Software in the
Public Interest, a conservative think-tank based in Branson,
Missouri, which is owned by the British billionaire Richard 'I
simply rock harder' Branson..."