30+ years ago, Ian Murdock wrote in the comp.os.linux.development newsgroup about the completion of a brand new Linux release that he called “The Debian Linux Release”.
Ian laid out instructions on how this new version would work, what approach it would take, what its size would be, how to upgrade, installation procedures, with a lot of care for users who didn't have an internet connection.
Unaware that he had sparked a movement in the fledgling F/OSS community, Ian worked and continued to work on Debian. Helped by volunteers from the newsgroup and around the world, the distribution has been developed and continues to be developed as one of the largest and oldest FREE operating systems still around today.
Η Debian community at its core consists of by Users, Contributors, Developers and Sponsors, but most importantly, People (Users, Contributors, Developers, Sponsors, but most importantly, People.).
Ian's drive and focus remains embedded in the core of Debian, remains in all the work of the developers, remains in the minds and hands of the users of The Universal Operating System.
The Debian Project is proud and happy to share the anniversary not just for the community, but for everyone, as they come together to celebrate an active community that collaborates, changes and continues to make a difference around the world.
Debian exists in cluster systems, datacenters, desktop computers, embedded systems, IoT devices, laptops, servers. The server of iGuru.gr that you are currently reading this article may be running, you may even find them in space.
Happy Birthday Debian.