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Debian

Debian (/ˈdɛbiən/),[5][6] also known as Debian GNU/Linux, is a GNU/Linux distribution composed of free and open-source software, developed by the community-supported Debian Project, which was established by Ian Murdock on August 16, 1993.

The Debian Stable branch is the most popular edition for personal computers and servers. Debian is also the basis for many other distributions, most notably Ubuntu.

Debian is one of the oldest operating systems based on the Linux kernel. The project is coordinated over the Internet by a team of volunteers guided by the Debian Project Leader and three foundational documents: the Debian Social Contract, the Debian Constitution, and the Debian Free Software Guidelines. New distributions are updated continually, and the next candidate is released after a time-based freeze.

Since its founding, Debian has been developed openly and distributed freely according to the principles of the GNU Project. Because of this, the Free Software Foundation sponsored the project from November 1994 to November 1995. When the sponsorship ended, the Debian Project formed the nonprofit organization Software in the Public Interest to continue financially supporting development.

Timeline

June 17, 2017
Debian 9 "Stretch" released
April 25, 2015
Debian 8 "Jessie" released

Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking

Coleman, E. Gabriella

2013

The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques

Krafft, Martin F.

2005

The Debian Administrator's Handbook

Hertzog, Raphaël

2013

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
7SIGNAL
November 10, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- 7SIGNAL®, the leader in enterprise wireless experience monitoring, today announced the general availability of Mobile Eye® for Red Hat, Debian,...
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