Influential developer leaves at Debian dissatisfaction




An influential developer who has spent the past eighteen years helped to develop the Linux distribution Debian, its participation terminated immediately. The man is critical of the manner in which the development of the operating system is realized.

Debian logo (├╝ber) The developer, Joey Hess, was responsible for the development of programs and the Debian installer, Alien and debhelper. He also played a vital role in the Debian community, draws on Phoronix.

In a statement that Hess put online, let him know that the project has been considerably changed since he started it in 1996. He is referring to the Debian constitution , or the way the project is managed. He said it was a “toxic” document that slowly but surely Debian maneuvers in ‘unhealthy’ positions. It is not known what part of the constitution Hess or parts mean.

Hess says he puts his work and all the best wishes of the community. He announces the coming days some final adjustments to packages that have not been maintained in a team. It is unclear whether Hess will still actively in the Linux community.

Shocked within the Debian community responded to the departure of Hess, as evidenced by reactions to his statement. Debian is one of the oldest Linux distributions and many distros are based on the work of Debian. The first release of Debian was in 1996, with the release of Debian, codenamed Buzz. Last month, version 7.7 was released, also known as Wheezy.


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