Debian and its ecosystem

  • Debian is one of the eldest Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) distribution in existence. The project has been founded in 1993 to further Free Software distribution and is still doing so in an purely community-driven way. The Debian Project and distribution are both made by volunteers who employ a dual “do-ocratic” (a form of meritocracy based on the outcome of individual work) and democratic model to make decisions and drive Debian toward its goals. The uniqueness of Debian is manifest in its Free Software values, independence from commercial interests, and in its importance as the basis of a huge ecosystem of several hundreds derived FOSS distributions, which includes today’s most popular ones.

    In this talk we will present the Debian Project and distribution, discuss its unique traits, focusing on the ecosystem of both commercial and non-commercial activities that has flourished around Debian.

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