Debian - The Best Linux Distribution


Debian is the Linux distribution that is composed entirely of free and open-source software and it is by far the largest Linux distribution available. The development is carried out over the Internet by a team of volunteers guided by three foundational documents: the Debian Social Contract, the Debian Constitution, and the Debian Free Software Guidelines, documents that in themselves have had a lasting influence on the free software world.

With this presentation the phenomenon of the Debian project is explained, from its beginning to the current time, both on the technical side as on the organisational side. Debian has a lot more to offer than one can see on first glance, so it also shows why users should care and which advantages can be received from using Debian.

Being a Debian developer for more than 20 years, the presenter will take the audience back in time and show how Debian got going and how it developed to become what it is nowadays.

Ballroom H
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:30 to 12:30