Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 17:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. Almost two months later, though, according to the February 17th Release Critical Bug Report memo to the Debian Developers Announcement list, there are still 541 release critical bugs.
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It's no secret that many Debian developers are upset about Dunc Tank. A Google search will make that clear. Further, I doubt anyone will admit to being one of the developers purposely delaying their work. Would you admit it? I doubt it. As for hard facts, they're scarce, but I did read this recently:

"A group of 17 developers, led by well-known Debian maintainer Joerg Jaspert, issued a position statement in October citing its disenchantment with Dunc-Tank. It read, "This whole affair already hurts Debian more than it can ever achieve. It already made a lot of people who have contributed a huge amount of time and work to Debian reduce their work. People left the project, others are orphaning packages...system administration and security work is reduced, and a lot of otherwise silent maintainers simply put off Debian work (to) work on something else."

Please stop acting like a litigator. I'm not wasting time providing names, addresses, dates and times so that my comments seems more credible to people like you. If you want more information, look it up yourself.

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