Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 16 Aug 11:05 2011
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Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

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July 29th, 2011                  http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110730
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Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

The Debian Project is pleased to mark the 18th anniversary of Ian
Murdoch's founding announcement [1].  Quoting from the official project
history [2]:  "The Debian Project was officially founded by Ian Murdock
on August 16th, 1993. At that time, the whole concept of a 'distribution'
of Linux was new. Ian intended Debian to be a distribution which would be
made openly, in the spirit of Linux and GNU."

 1: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.linux.development/msg/a32d4e2ef3bcdcc6
 2: http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/project-history/ch-intro.en.html

A lot has happened to the project and its community in the past eighteen
years.  There have been eleven releases - most recently Debian 6.0
"Squeeze" [3] in February 2011 - and a huge amount of free software
packaged.  The current "unstable" branch consists of more than 35,000
binary packages for the amd64 architecture alone - over 44GB of
Free/Libre Software!  Throughout this history Debian has maintained its
goals of technical excellence, accountability, and above all freedom.

 3: http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110205a

Of course that wouldn't be possible without the strong community which
has developed around Debian.  Besides more than 1,000 Debian Developers
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Jonathan Wiltshire | 16 Aug 11:16 2011
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Re: Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:05:34AM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> Users can also use the web platform at http://thank-you.debian.net to

This link is wrong. I corrected it in my patch, which was applied, and
somebody has changed it back. There is no DNS entry "thank-you", only
"thanks".

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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 16 Aug 11:34 2011

Re: Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

Hi!

Am 16.08.2011 11:16, schrieb Jonathan Wiltshire:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:05:34AM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
>> Users can also use the web platform at http://thank-you.debian.net to
> 
> This link is wrong. I corrected it in my patch, which was applied, and
> somebody has changed it back. There is no DNS entry "thank-you", only
> "thanks".

Fixed by now.  Sorry, a mixture of misunderstandings and PEBKAC :(

Best regards,
  Alexander

Luca Capello | 16 Aug 12:13 2011
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Re: Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

Hi there!

On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:34:26 +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> Am 16.08.2011 11:16, schrieb Jonathan Wiltshire:
>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:05:34AM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
>>> Users can also use the web platform at http://thank-you.debian.net to
>> 
>> This link is wrong. I corrected it in my patch, which was applied, and
>> somebody has changed it back. There is no DNS entry "thank-you", only
>> "thanks".
>
> Fixed by now.

FYI thank-you was already working when I replied Valessio's flyer
announcement:

  <http://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/8762lxlt9r.fsf%40gismo.pca.it>

And it seems that we now have a lot of thank-related DNS:
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$ host thanks.debian.net
thanks.debian.net is an alias for thank.debian.net.
thank.debian.net has address 207.192.69.134
thank.debian.net mail is handled by 10 thank.debian.net.

$ host thank-you.debian.net
thank-you.debian.net has address 200.132.1.14

$ host thankyou.debian.net
thankyou.debian.net has address 200.132.1.14
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