[Debian-uk] Happy birthday Debian!

Steve McIntyre steve at einval.com
Fri Aug 16 11:48:15 BST 2013

20 years ago today, a young Linux enthusiast by the name of Ian
Murdock wrote:

   Fellow Linuxers,

   This is just to announce the imminent completion of a brand-new
   Linux release, which I'm calling the Debian Linux Release.  This is
   a release that I have put together basically from scratch; in other
   words, I didn't simply make some changes to SLS and call it a new
   release. [1]

Things have certainly come on a little since then. Today, Debian has
thousands of contributors around the world and we're the centre of an
ecosystem with many millions of users.

This sounds like a good excuse for a party!

I suggest a gathering in Cambridge (where else? *grin*) tonight. How
about we meet at the Haymakers [2] pub for some food, drink and
general merriment? Jo and I will aim to be there from 7pm or so,
wearing Debian-themed stuff. We'll even have a friendly journalist
with us! [3]

See you there!

[1] http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=CBusDD.MIK%40unix.portal.com&output=gplain
[2] http://www.individualpubs.co.uk/haymakers/
[3] http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/debian-uk/2013-August/000196.html

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve at einval.com
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