May 28, 2002
The importance of being Debian
This history of Debian is from Linux Magazine's March edition, now online: "Even Murdock himself started a company that sold a boxed version of Debian in April 2000, but he abandoned the effort in October 2001. It wasn't until last May that Debian really made a mark in the business world. That's when HP changed everything by announcing plans to standardize its internal Linux development on one distribution: Debian. Suddenly, the 600 or so Debian developers scattered around the world had a very large friend in Palo Alto."