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Debian daddy Ian Murdock has joined Linux container shop Docker. Murdock, who founded Debian in 1993 and led the project for three years during its birth, has taken up position as a member of Docker’s technical staff. Details of Murdock’s role or responsibilities were not available at time of writing. Docker, though, has a …

  1. John Stoffel

    management does suck for techies...

    I note he's gone from management higher up, down to techie, where I suspect he'll be a higher up, but one who does more of what makes him happy.

    Good for him!

  2. Gray

    Top of the heap

    Mint, Debian, and Ubuntu consistently rank 1-2-3 on's hit rankings, indicating public interest in the Debian/Ubuntu versions remains high. Even here on cynic central, Mint is usually the choice when recommending an alternative to the Windows revulsion.

    Well done, Ian! What a lovely legacy.

    1. Peter Mount

      Re: Top of the heap

      Same here, Mint for desktop & Debian personally for servers.

      Up until Ubuntu 9.4 desktop was fine then WiFi broke & Mint just worked. Never looked back

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  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    In the small print

    Docker also announced that Ian would not be joining their main office just yet. He'll be in the unstable garage until he can compile on a Belgian translation running on IA-64 with no errors, followed by a six week waiting period. After that there will be some argument over if his paperwork is GNU compliant, so he'll be moved to an unofficial office across the river.

    When he's about 5 years past his prime, he'll finally be allowed into the main office. Don't worry, they have good first-aid, so they'll patch him up if he gets injured, though.

    (I kid, I kid, I remember waiting for potato to become stable...)

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