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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 2, Interesting)
    by chowdog on Wednesday, October 31 @ 22:10:00 GMT
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    I work for OMAjA Info Systems and we rely on Debian for all of our solutions. Debian is the most reliable, stable, secure, and flexible system there is. Hooray for apt-get 🙂

    We support developers and are a company who donates time and resources to the Open Source community. Keep up the great work !!

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 2, Interesting)
    by Elivs on Thursday, November 01 @ 09:08:13 GMT
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    I'm am radiologist (xray/CT/MRI doctor) who runs debian at home. I have an undergraduate degree in Maths and Physics. I am about to start a PhD. in electrical engineering (digital image decision making).

    Debian allows me to run a word processor (kde) and mp3 player (gqmpeg) for my fiancee, octave for my engineering, firewall for my cable modem, .and do many other tasks, . .. but most importantly talk knowledgeably with the technician at work about software. 🙂

    The IT guy who taught us doctors to use the reporting system was most surprised when I asked detailed questions about their setup. Being a GNU system the hospital "purchased" the guy burnt me a CD so I could check it out in as much detail as I wanted. (its an inteleRAD PACS system running on RedHat, http://www.intelerad.com/weblite -check it out for a good example of a successfull service business using GNU outside the mainstream software industry)

    Remember a HUGE variety of people use Debian, not just geeks. My family and many of my friends use debian. Most of them aren't interested enough in software to remember what I told them about the system when I installed it. They are just happy a friends set up their computer to do what they wanted.

    Elivs

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: -1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 00:23:10 GMT

    How are you gentlemen?

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 04:14:38 GMT

    you know what you doing

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 05:06:16 GMT

    I am a software developer that uses Debian for personal usage on my very *hot* P3 notebook. At work we use a FreeBSD server and that would be it about open source software.

    Yeah, I agree that apt-get is THE BEST tool ever. I would like to have FreeBSD kernel using Debian environment. Go hurd Go.

    I miss something in Debian that FreeBSD has. It is the possibility to choose the nice of a program when it starts. For example, on FreeBSD you can specify the nice for setiathome when it starts.... Or even better, I miss something that would make my Debian Woody fly as a desktop if I could dynamically renice the application I am currently using or/and the applications that are running in the foreground.

    Don't tell people how good is GNU/Linux, say what is bad and try to improve it.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 08:33:40 GMT

    Umm... you _can_ set a nice value on app start, and you can also renice apps. "nice -n " && "renice -p " respectively.

    Its all command line, so if you use KDE, Gnome, etc you'd have to edit the app launch icons or write a frontend script that asks you for a nice value before launching.

    Renice is (as far as I know) exclusively command line, but Gnome & KDE both have Task Managers that could be extended to support a "renice process" command pretty easily I expect. If they don't already support it - I'm an E user m'self so I don't use them.

    That said, I love some things about FreeBSD - but for home I use sid because of NVidia OpenGL support among other things, and so sid is logical for work given the amount of devel I do for work @home.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 09:20:33 GMT

    and

    auto nice deamon

    is what you want

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 06:26:29 GMT

    I spend most of my time working (est. 12 hours a day) on debian related stuff, although not much of is being used yet.

    I live of social security as provided by my government.

    You dont need paid employment to be a productive member of society !

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 11:11:15 GMT

    Not in my country, I hope. I work all day and hack free software in my spare time, and I don't pay ridiculously high taxes to fund full-time free software hackers.

    Your free software is not free to me if I'm paying your living costs, and I don't get to choose otherwise. Get it?

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 13:12:01 GMT

    Of course you bloody get to choose otherwise. You made your choice. Get it?

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 02 @ 07:56:14 GMT

    Perhaps I should have been clearer. In this instance have no choice concerning whether or not my money is spent on the guy's services. My choice is only whether or not to pay taxes.

    I agreed to pay taxes, but I can legitimately be disappointed if I hear a productive-sounding individual proudly claim that by living off tax contributions he is doing society a favour.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 13:22:16 GMT

    "I don't pay ridiculously high taxes to fund full-time free software hackers"

    So why do you pay rediculously high taxes then ?

    Maybe i just chill out and watch the TV all day then, would that make you feel better ?

    The software is free (as in speech) even if you gave me money directly.... your demonstrating a clear lack of understanding of what the free software movement is about.

    Seriously, your a clueless idiot if you believe its to your econimic disadvantage for government to fund some commonly used public works.

    And why is ok for some other country to be funding it, do you not apply the same values to foreigners as you do your countrymen.... Your obviously only concerned with yourself.

    I hope you grow out of it.

    Why do you hack free software in your part time ?

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 15:04:29 GMT

    Maybe i just chill out and watch the TV all day then, would that make you feel better ?

    No, but nor would you claim to be a productive memeber of society.

    The software is free (as in speech) even if you gave me money directly.... your demonstrating a clear lack of understanding of what the free software movement is about.

    The point of "free (as in speech)" is about freedom, not money. This guy is complaining about the use of tax money, not freedom of speech.

    That said, the unemployment coverage I'm used to in insurance, and is separate from taxes. You wouldn't complain about someone using their car insurance to repair their car, right? That's the point of the insurance.

    Seriously, your a clueless idiot if you believe its to your econimic disadvantage for government to fund some commonly used public works.

    Er, not a "clueless idiot," just not a Socialist. The government (usually) spends more money to get the same result. If instead of giving unemployed hackers money to do what they want, the gov't contracted for a specific "public work" that was released with an open source license, you'd be buying something concrete with your tax money.

    And why is ok for some other country to be funding it, do you not apply the same values to foreigners as you do your countrymen.... Your obviously only concerned with yourself.

    It's not ok. I don't like to see people waste money. But I _really_ don't like to see _my_ gov't waste _my_ money.

    I hope you grow out of it.

    And I, you.

    Another reason why the Free Software movement is considered communist/socialist.

    BTW, I'm not the same poster that you replied to.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by CaptainRotundo on Thursday, November 01 @ 16:02:10 GMT
    (User Info) http://www.dweasel.com/

    It's just your attitudes that cause the thinks you don't like. Maybe if people were asking how they could collectively improve their gov't rather than complaining that they spend money poorly things would be better. You see you are looking at the issue one sidedly. Of course the gov't doesnt spend as well as private industry, private industry has only one goal, to make money. The gov't on the other hand can afford to fund things just for the knowledge, or the betterment of society. And I think its a good idea, if everything in life was based entirely on profit, as most of it is where I am, the world would be pretty messed up. And guess what from what I can see it is. I say let governments fund to development of things that bring about common good, and let private industry do whateverit takes to make a profit. Maybe if you had a little foresight and werent so close minded you wouldn't be screaming "mine, mine, mine" like a six year old.

    Of course I am a communist/socialist so thats probably what you'd expect me to say.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by CaptainRotundo on Thursday, November 01 @ 16:05:34 GMT
    (User Info) http://www.dweasel.com/

    Oh, and I am a Debian user. I work full time developing software in house for a company. I run debian on my laptop, and now have their webserver running it. I haven't done any debian developement yet but am learning as I go. I just recently (6 months or so) starting using debian full time from Windows, but I had on and off experience with it going back to about version 1.0.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, November 05 @ 12:34:38 GMT

    Maybe if people were asking how they could collectively improve their gov't rather than complaining that they spend money poorly things would be better.

    Well, that's what I'm trying to ask: if my gov't spends money badly on unemployment insurance, then the gov't can't spend it on other ways to better society. Plus, "collective improvement" is impossible without communication -- even if it sounds like complaining.

    I say let governments fund to development of things that bring about common good, and let private industry do whateverit takes to make a profit.

    The two aren't mutually exclusive. The gov't can fund things for common good; I just want that common good to be well-defined. When it's well-defined, private enterprise can provide those things. When it's not well-defined, private enterprise (and gov't enterprise) tends to have funds disappear.

    Maybe if you had a little foresight and werent so close minded you wouldn't be screaming "mine, mine, mine" like a six year old.

    I wasn't trying to sound like a six-year-old. I was trying to point out that this money comes from somewhere, and I would like to "collectively improve" my gov't.

    Of course I am a communist/socialist so thats probably what you'd expect me to say.

    Actually, as a communist/socialist, I'd expect you to say that private industry is not allowed, or that private industry should have more goals than jsut to make profit. 🙂

    My beef is not with what the money is spent on, but the lack of accountability on how it's spent.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 16:56:58 GMT

    "No, but nor would you claim to be a productive memeber of society."

    If i am writing free software by myself and in return only taking welfare from society then i am contributing much more than if i wrote the same free code and demanded a high wage for my effort.

    Taking less (not being greedy) in means im giving more relative to the resource i require to survive.

    Earning lots of money doesnt make someone a productive member of society, contributing does.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 17:35:44 GMT

    >Earning lots of money doesnt make someone a productive member of society, contributing does.

    Jep i agree with that, the other poster probably is only concerned about himself , and about money , which is not the most important thing in this world.

    Perhaps this Guy should do some social work for free in an other country for chaning his selfish opinion.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 17:40:40 GMT

    >Earning lots of money doesnt make someone a productive member of society, contributing does.

    Jep i agree with that, the other poster probably is only concerned about himself , and about money , which is not the most important thing in this world.

    Perhaps this Guy should do some social work for free in an other country for chaning his selfish opinion.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 20:31:36 GMT

    Oh so now releasing some code under the GPL makes welfare fraud exceptable?

    What are the Stallmanites gonna come up with next...

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 02 @ 07:49:34 GMT

    The amounts are not relevant. And yes, the contribution is what counts. But there is no abstract 'society' entity to which you contribute; only one or more individuals.

    The point is that if you are directly paid for programming, you receive money from someone who values your work.

    If you program at the expense of the nation's tax-payers, they have had no choice about how their money is spent. Yes, your work will help some of them, but a much larger proportion will never benefit from it.

    I don't see how that can be fair or responsible.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, November 04 @ 18:29:35 GMT

    Handicaped people have special entrance to public places, reserved parking, special busses, medical care, ect. that everyone pays, but the majority of the population does not directly benefit from. Would it be more fair to just ignore them, preventing them acess to the services everybody else has acess to? And I said it does not directly benefit everyone, because by enabeling people with handcaps to live a mostly 'normal' life, they can be 'productive membres of society' which benefits all.

    This is just an exemple, but everyone proving for people with less ressources (children, old, unempployed, handicaped, ect.) is far from unfair and benefits us all in the long term (children grow up, old people can teach what they have learned in their life to their posterity and others, unemployed can contribute in other ways (as in this case), ect.)

    Cold, personal interest is not the only way for individuals to interact, you know. But when that is the case, you are right in saying that no concept of society can exist.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 02 @ 08:02:38 GMT

    > Earning lots of money doesnt make someone a

    > productive member of society, contributing does.

    Where do the taxes come from in the first place? Tax payers. The more they earn, the more tax they pay to society, thereby contributing enormously. And high earners buy more products and services.

    Where does the money come from in the first place? It's a convenient tool of value exchange so that pig farmers don't have to find a shoemaker who likes pork if they want new shoes. Money isn't a limited commodity like water; it's created whenever value is provided.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 02 @ 11:19:45 GMT

    "Money isn't a limited commodity like water; it's created whenever value is provided."

    Wrong !

    Money is an unlimited commodity because it is just a concept, you _can_ print more money, more money will exist, but you havent created any extra "Value" because all previous money will be depreciated.

    What you call "Value" is the limited commodity, it is limited by availablity of raw resources (money isnt a raw resource, but it can be exchanged for them traditionally at a rate dependent on supply and demand)

    Individuals can create "Value" even if they dont have a direct employer.. Wether the "Value" any one person contributes equates to more or less than what they recieve in the monetary sense is different for every case irrespective of the source of the money.

    What the respondents to the original poster were impllying is that they dont beleive the indivual could return more "Value" than they took in the form of welfare.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, November 03 @ 16:27:54 GMT

    Well the poster even admitted that noones uses his crap.

    Also since only a very small percentage of the population even knows what free software is let alone uses it, the overall value to society of _quality_ free software is dubious at best, never mind cheesy hacks from an amateur.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, November 05 @ 12:17:52 GMT

    OK, so you took my quote out of context. Here's the context:

    "Maybe i just chill out and watch the TV all day then, would that make you feel better ?"

    No, but nor would you claim to be a productive memeber of society.

    Is chilling out, watching TV considered being a productive member of society? I don't think so, and that was my point.

    However, writing free software while on the dole is arguably productive, but that wasn't my point here.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 02 @ 11:14:42 GMT

    So i guess if they (goverment) bought expensive commercial software and had to adapt configure and maintain that software and not share it with anyone you would be much happier!

    What kind of idiot compares a software effort to a goverment type people live in? As having sufferd

    personaly by sosialism (i have close relatives in former ddr) i am insulted!

    Get your head out of your ass!

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, November 05 @ 12:47:00 GMT

    So i guess if they (goverment) bought expensive commercial software and had to adapt configure and maintain that software and not share it with anyone you would be much happier!

    Um, no. I don't understand how you came to that conclusion. I would actually be much happier if the gov't only used software that they could have the source to. That way, the gov't wouldn't get into sole-source contracts that they couldn't easily change providers at the end of the contract. Actually, the US gov't has to release the source of software it develops -- which is why perl has the Artistic Licence, I believe.

    What kind of idiot compares a software effort to a goverment type people live in? As having sufferd

    personaly by sosialism (i have close relatives in former ddr) i am insulted!

    RMS has been accused of being a communist because of his views on Free Software. That's why I brought it up.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by Caoilte on Friday, November 02 @ 15:34:31 GMT
    (User Info)

    well said.

    I don't know if you're UK, but if we didn't have good social security Jarvis Cocker would never have spent the twelve years on the dole it took to get Pulp going.

    Not that I'm saying you're a great hacker, or destined to have chart success. In fact you're probably terrible, and using my hard earned money to rip off the system. actually, you make me sick.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 20:37:53 GMT

    "I spend most of my time working (est. 12 hours a day) on debian related stuff, although not much of is being used yet.

    I live of social security as provided by my government."

    Hey that's cool, i do something like that also.

    I sell crack to kids and then with all my free time i hack some open source code.

    I mean i could just spend all my time smoking weed and driving around in tricked out cars, but since i hack some open code once in a while this makes my crimes ok.

    Ripping off social security is a good hustle, but i prefer the crack game myself, cheers.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 02 @ 02:50:59 GMT

    Im not ripping anyone off, and not committing any crimes.

    Jealousy is a curse.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, November 03 @ 16:23:29 GMT

    "Jealousy is a curse."

    Are you trying to imply i'm somehow jealous of you?

    Get real you freeloader.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 02 @ 17:04:37 GMT

    Hmm... Social Security is money one can live off of (supposedly) when one retires -- it's money one puts into a "trust" so as to get back when one retires.

    If that's what this person is doing, what's the problem?

    If this person is "cheating the system", then it sucks. But people seem to be jumping on this person before knowing his/her situation.

    If this person is living off unemployment so he/she can hack, that's a totally different ball game, too. Much like hustling the soc. sec. system. But again, I'm not sure we know the whole story here.

    When I retire and I receive my social security benefits, I will do whatever the hell I want. We all have that option. That's what it's there for, right? To be able to have money after you longer are working?

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by hazelsct (hazelscq@mit.edu) on Friday, November 02 @ 18:43:10 GMT
    (User Info) http://lyre.mit.edu/~powell/

    Hear, hear! Thank you for spending your retirement time, hard-earned through a long career, on a project which is beneficial to society. The money you invested into the Social Security system during your career is now being very well-spent supporting this work of yours, and as a current taxpayer, I am happy to pay a bit extra to support the system which you paid into.

    If I have a problem with Social Security, then I'll take that up with my government. But that is an entirely separate issue, which fools on this thread are abusing to make you seem like some vapid freeloader and make a political point.

    When I retire many years from now, I hope to follow your example, whether supported by Social Security (if it's not bankrupt by then) or my own savings or my progeny. That is, if I have savings, or progeny, and those progeny are not libertarians who leave me out in some field to die since I'm not producing anything of sufficient direct value to them. What a lovely bunch.

    Thank you again for your contributions.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, November 03 @ 16:32:12 GMT

    You, my friend, are a very naive individual.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by piman on Monday, November 05 @ 05:21:35 GMT
    (User Info) http://www.sacredchao.net

    Or you are a very suspicious one.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, November 03 @ 17:07:10 GMT

    Just to cool things down: the main question is, is this guy living from his hard owned money, got retired and is now contributing to debian, or is he cheating at the system, and is having fun the whole day through on the cost of his gov't, though he could do normally paid work.

    Maybe you guys have an other opinion about this, but I am definitely not a communist/socialist (I AM a capitalist), so i am not an advocate of cheating at the current system and exploit it. But maybe this guy is already retired, or is injured and therefore he can't do any normal work at all.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by d00d on Thursday, November 01 @ 12:12:11 GMT
    (User Info) http://getyouriso.org/

    I'm a poor student with no money and i'm having a lot of fun on working for Debian and watching it on its way to become the best OS in the planet.

    money doesn't make you rich, debian does make you wise.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by Lovechild on Thursday, November 01 @ 13:24:20 GMT
    (User Info)

    ditto...

    I don't hack Debian.. yet, but I'm learning C++ as a part of my engineer study.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by Lo-lan-do (lolando@d.o) on Thursday, November 01 @ 14:57:39 GMT
    (User Info) http://people.debian.org/~lolando/

    I work as a developer for a web company. I first used Debian on my workstation, then on my personal computers. Then I started working on Debian rather than with Debian, then I started installing Debian servers and packaging our home-grown applications to make them easy to install on servers.

    Then I wanted to package Sourceforge. Then I did. Then I became an official Debian developer. And then I couldn't resist packaging a few more things 🙂

    To top it all, I'm allowed to work on the Debian package of Sourceforge 20% of the time.

    And obviously, I spend some evenings on it, but not (yet?) all of them.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by Dast on Thursday, November 01 @ 16:02:26 GMT
    (User Info)

    Student actually. At my last job our linux boxen were redhat mostly, but they didn't think twice about me using Debian on my machine. Saved me a lot of time.

    Debian rocks. Thanks goes out to all of the hardworking volunteers.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 18:38:13 GMT

    I'm a sixteen year old who started using Debian about 1.5 years ago (when I was 14). I 'just' use it for my daily work, mostly things like browsing and editing, but some programming too. Beside that, I do *all* my schoolwork under Debian (LyX is great...). I suppose I'll start to contribute to Debian one day, I just don't have enough time and experience with programming to do so now. Maybe when I start studying Computer Engineering (or whatever it's called in English, it's Technische Informatica for those who speak Dutch). Until then, I'll happily use the system so many people develop for me...

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by jmarler on Thursday, November 01 @ 23:51:08 GMT
    (User Info)

    I work for a dot-bomb in Austin, TX. I run Debian on my desktop at work and on all of my machines at home including 3 x86 boxen, a sparc LX and a NeXT. I am a hardcore GNU/Linux / Open Source Software advocate. I do web hosting/development on the side and maintain an array of Debian boxen.


    I don't get to work with Debian at work. At work I mostly interact with Solaris, HPUX and a little amount of Win2k. Our software is very expensive, and only a very small handful of people run it on a non-Un*x platform.


    All of the packages I maintain are non-free which makes me bump heads with other developers some times.


    I am married, with no kids. I skateboard. I do some minor hacking on software and electronics. I am hacking together a Debian box for my car to do GPS, MP3/OGG and an intelligent alarm system.


    I used to DJ in strip clubs in Dallas where I met my wife. I got laid off for the 3rd time and decided to take a break from computers and do something fun.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by Blue (i{S}e{P}u{A}r{M}e@debian.org) on Friday, November 02 @ 19:17:50 GMT
    (User Info)

    i'm a 22-year-old software developer/site admin.

    i started using debian a few jobs (and years) ago, when i was primarily a site admin... at my last job, we did quite a bit of work based on debian/free software, though afaik none of it was ever released to the public.

    my current employer pays me to work on some debian & free-software-related things (wsre, acu), but it's mostly done in my free time, when i have some.

    i've only been an official dd for about a year now, even though i've been using debian on all the servers & workstations i can get my hands on since 1.3.1 ("bo") was released. i figured that since i'd been using (and loving 🙂 debian for a few years, it was about time to give something back.

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, November 05 @ 07:55:18 GMT

    I'm an official DD for 2 weeks now.. The usual amount of time I spent on debian is about 1-2 hours per day... Actually, some time on my job is dedicated to Debian also, though my bosses have no clue about it 😉

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    Re: Who are you people? (Score: 1)
    by MadHack (mike@nospam.markley.org) on Tuesday, November 06 @ 01:55:24 GMT
    (User Info) http://www.madhack.com/~madhack

    I'm just a rather random geek who got into Linux while having no life in high school, then discovered Debian and never looked back.

    I've previously had jobs that permitted me to work on Debian-related stuff at the office. Due to the current economic client I ended up taking a job at what many would consider an "evil megacorp", and I've discovered it's not so bad. I don't generally get much chance to work on Debian at the office, but they also don't demand that I spend as much time at the office, so it works out pretty well.

    My packages are usually fairly low-maintenance; exceptions do sometimes occur, of course, but there are times when my packages don't need to be touched for a week or more. I do sometimes allow minor issues to pile up and tackle them when I have a nice big block of spare time, but I can usually find time during the evenings that have been freed up by taking a less stressful job to work on important problems and the like.

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