Debian also known as Debian GNU/Linux, is a 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 first version of Debian (0.01) was released on September 15, 1993, and its first stable version (1.1) was released on June 17, 1996. 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, a GNU/Linux distribution our team heavily uses for the deployment of the instances we provide to our Subscribers. This is only one of the reasons we appreciate the work done by volunteers worldwide to develop and promote the Debian project. This work is done according to three foundational documents: the Debian Social Contract, the Debian Constitution, and the Debian Free Software Guidelines. This is an open and democratic approach that we also appreciate in regards to the project and would love to see more similar projects be inspired by this.
We saw the spirit of the project in person at the latest Debconf in Prizren, an event we truly enjoyed, supported as a sponsor and tried to document in one of our blog posts and at our Mastodon account.
For all these reasons we want to join the celebrations of this year’s Debian Appreciation Day 2022 by thanking all contributors of the Debian project for their amazing contributions. You are amazing and without your work software internet infrastructure would probably be in the hands of a few proprietary platforms owned by the big tech. Thank you for all the software freedoms you are providing so that small teams like ours can use to make open source infrastructure more approachable to small teams and individuals. Official blog post about the celebrations from the Debian project team can be found here.
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