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    Congrats to Powdarrmonkey

    Who is now a fully fledged Debian developer!

    Well done mate, its well deserved

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    Well done tough stuff, I gave up looking at linux dev stuff, so well done!

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    I remember systems programming on Minix... that was on a real, simplified, dumbed down OS - I daren't think how much extra you'd need to learn for Debian!

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    Congrats mate, well earnt.

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    Congratulations Powdarr, good area to get in to.

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    Congrat Powdarrmonkey

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    well done, i know nothing about linux, one day im sure i will get into it.

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    Congrats,so when i can trace a problem with my ubuntu machines to a debian package i know who to turn to :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    Congrats,so when i can trace a problem with my ubuntu machines to a debian package i know who to turn to :P
    Yeh, submit@bugs.debian.org!

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    or i could ask on the ubuntu forums and spend months sifting through the wrong answers and avoiding the cleverly disguised rm-rf / commands only to find that it was fixed by an update the day after i posted

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    I dont even know what one is, really, but well done for becoming one1

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    How many people are developers for Debian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    How many people are developers for Debian?
    At the moment we estimate that a little under 900 people hold the title Developer, following the great MIA purges of recent years; a further 100 people have upload rights on restricted packages through the Maintainers programme; then further countless people work on translations, documentation, package manicuring, and so on. It's impossible to get a reliable number on them since our barrier to entry or exit is low (you're not required to register in any way before contributing, you just send in your work and hope it's accepted by a Developer).

    Sources: Debian by its numbers, as seen by keyring-maint | Gunnar Wolf, Bubulle's weblog 07 08 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    well done, i know nothing about linux, one day im sure i will get into it.
    Congrats on becoming a fully fledged Debian Dev ( or deb dev for short ) - bet that was a lot of hard work and touche on the not getting into it as per FN GM.

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