Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jan 2007 14:55 UTC, submitted by da_Chicken
Debian and its clones "The Dunc-Tank project has been the topic of much debate in the Debian community since it was launched in September last year. Aimed at overcoming Debian's notorious delays in meeting its scheduled releases, Dunc-Tank collected donations to test the effect of funding on open-source software development. It has now been more than a month since the scheduled release of Debian 4.0, codenamed etch. However, even with Dunc-Tank's funding, etch is yet to be seen. Liz Tay speaks with Debian Project Leader and Dunc-Tank mastermind Anthony Towns to find out what happened."
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Too chaotic
by CapEnt on Fri 26th Jan 2007 17:29 UTC
CapEnt
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2005-12-18

The main problem with Debian is not (only) funding, but their too chaotic development process who make impossible to create any sort of reliable schedule.

Strangely, if this is a advantage or not, i don't know. Gentoo apparently is quite chaotic too, but don't appear to have any serious issues with this. And Debian 'Unstable' branch is in fact quite stable, enough even for some production systems.

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