An Inside look at Debian -- Chatting with DPL Steve McIntyre
By barton808 on Aug 22, 2008
Down in Argentina I grabbed some time with Steve McIntyre, Debian's 11th project leader since its founding 15 years ago. Steve has been on the job since April of this year and I checked in to see how it was going.
Right after this picture was taken Steve took second in the Mar Del Plata Caber toss.
Some of the Topics we tackle:
- What Steve's been doing his first four months on the job
- The survey he sent out to all the teams to see what was working and what wasn't, and what he learned
- Progress on the search for the sender of the death threats
- The dunc-tank brouhaha and how things have quieted since then
- The power of derivatives (e.g. Ubuntu, the City of Munich, Spain...) and trying to make it easier for them to contribute back.
- How decisions are made in this organized chaos -- a do-ocracy rather than a democracy and how things be dictatorial as a release nears
- How Debian is similar to kernel.org
Extra credit reading: Debian GNU/Linux: 15 years old and at the Crossroads
Pau for now...