This talk at Manchester Free Software’s meeting is covering the question:
“From the literally hundreds of GNU/Linux distributions in existence, what makes Debian special?”
For our co-op, it’s that “Debian GNU/Linux, like all GNU/Linux distributions, is the product of a massive cooperative effort” (in the words of former Debian project leader Branden Robinson) and that debian is the best balance of a large project and a not-for-profit implementation of those values. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good.
Manchester Free Software has put recordings of some past talks online and I hope this one will appear there. I’m also looking forward to Richard Smedley’s talk on 20th April 2010.
If you’re interested in the background to debian, go along to Manchester and hear some other views! If you’re already using or developing debian, why does it keep you coming back?