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LinuxPlanet: Distribution Watch News: Progeny Linux Systems Discontinues Progeny Debian

Oct 15, 2001, 19:11 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)
"...A statement released by Progeny's Chairman, Ian Murdock, founder of the Debian GNU/Linux project, reads:

'The primary motivation for this decision is our desire for convergence with Debian proper. From a technical perspective, nearly all of the features we introduced in Progeny Debian have found or are finding their way into Debian, and it is thus becoming increasingly unnecessary for us to continue investing the resources required to maintain a separate 'Progeny enhanced' version.'

Additional market pressures have also contributed to the decision.

According to Steve Schafer, Progeny's President and CEO, retail competition among distributors is intense and requires a six to eight month release cycle to even remain competitive:

'Mandrake and Red Hat own the show," he said, "to even play it costs a lot of money.'"

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