Slackware and Debian
Interesting to reflect on the contrasts between the two oldest surviving Linux distributions.
Debian: tightly coupled dependency graph, heavy repackaging/patching of upstream applications, large developer community big on ideology
Slackware: one man plus a small number of major contributors, no dependency graph to speak of but you can install package managers, what-you-get-is-what-upstream-push-out, pragmatic approach
Interesting to see what the next 20 years will bring.
PS:Ian Murdoch - was reading some interesting stuff on his blog when the news came through, horrible business.