Author Archives: Raphael Hertzog

The Lure of the Community Approach

Since the announce of the fundraising for The Debian Administrator's Handbook, many people commented on the project's approach. Just because it's a free software related project, there should be only one way to do it... let me debunk those claims!

5 October 2011
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Ubuntu’s CTO reveals DEX: an effort to close the gap with Debian

Matt Zimmerman, Ubuntu's CTO, and Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian Leader, worked together to setup the DEX project. It's a new initiative to improve collaboration between Debian and its derivatives, Ubuntu included.

18 March 2011
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Are you contributing your share?

I don't know about you but when I started using Free Software, I was amazed that I could benefit from all this for free. So after a few months I looked up how I could give something back. That was 13 years ago... and to date I'm still an active Debian Developer. Here's my story, what's your story going to be?

11 March 2011
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Debian or Ubuntu, which is the best place to contribute?

As a user it’s relatively easy to choose between Debian and Ubuntu. Everybody has their own personal preference and it doesn’t take much time to try both. But when it comes to contributing, the time investment is bigger and you might want to think twice about it. Where is your time better spent?

4 March 2011
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Debian is dying, oh my word!

Ever since the release of Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, there's an ongoing debate whether Debian is still relevant and whether the project is going to die.

25 February 2011