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Mad Penguin: Bruce Perens on the New Debian Common Core: What It Is, Why It Matters

Aug 15, 2005, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Einfeldt)

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"In the beginning was Slackware, and it was good. But that was just the beginning. Ever since then, Linux distros have exploded at dazzling pace. And at the center of much of that creative explosion is Debian. It is simply everywhere. Mepis, Knoppix, Linspire, geez you name it, and if it's not SUSE Novell or Red Hat, there's a good chance that the spirit and code of Debian lives at the heart of that distro. Desktops, enterprise, hackerdom, you name it, you'll probably find numerous Debian fans there.

"On Tuesday, August 9, 2005, many of the major Debian-derivative GNU/Linux distros banded together to create the Debian Common Core Alliance. Essentially, the DCCA is a group of Debian heavy-weights who got tired of reinventing each others' efforts, and decided to implement the Linux Standards Base in a set of binary packages that will be common to their distros..."

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