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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 23 Nov 2011 19:23 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> People behind Debian: Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian Project Leader
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>>| Itâs been one year since the first People behind Debian interview. For this
>>| special occasion, I wanted a special guestâ and Iâm happy that our Debian
>>| Project Leader (DPL)âStefano Zacchiroliâaccepted my invitation.
>>| He has a difficult role in the community, but heâs doing a really great job
>>| of it. Heâs a great mediator in difficult situations, but heâs also
>>| opinionated and can push a discussion towards a conclusion.
>>| Read on to learn how he became a Debian developer and later DPL, what heâs
>>| excited about in the next Debian release, and much more.
> Very interesting:
> In the specific case of Ubuntu, by far the most successful and
> customized of all Debian derivatives, I remember being scared of
> raising the topic of collaboration with them on mailing lists. More
> generally, we had no specific initiatives to foster technical
> collaboration with and among derivatives. A huge potential of
> (forwarded) contributions to Debian was being wasted.
> Today things look much better, as Iâve documented in recent talks at
> DebConf11 and UDS-P. The amount of forwarded patches we receive from
> downstream is at its maximum and many people who apply to become
> Debian Developers come from derivatives. Conflict situations still
> exist, for good reasons that we still have to either fix or figure
> out entirely. But Iâm positive weâre on the right track.
And trolls would have us believe that there is no coordination and that Linux
is a mess :-)
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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