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Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Jon Gold | Nov. 19, 2014
Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

"Debian used to be a lot better at that than it is now," he said. "This seems to have less to do with the size of the project, and more to do with the project having aged, ossified, and become comfortable with increasing layers of complexity around how it makes decisions."

Both Hess and Wilson insisted that the systemd issue alone didn't drive them out of Debian, although Wilson admitted that it didn't help.

"I'm sure the general stress resulting from it was a contributing factor somewhere, in that without it I wouldn't have felt that my [technical committee] duties were something I needed to drop," he told Network World.


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