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When is Debian not Debian?

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There are times when I just want to crack some open-source heads together.

Take, please take, for example, the current fit in Debian circles over whether the DCC Alliance can use the Debian name or trademark.

On one side, you have the DCC Alliance members: Credativ GmbH, Knoppix, LinEx, Linspire, MEPIS LLC, Progeny Linux Systems Inc., Sun Wah Linux Ltd., UserLinux, and Xandros Inc.

What do they have in common? Ding! Ding! Ding!

That's right, they all build Linux distributions around Debian. They all employ Debian developers. They're all about -- say it with me -- Debian!

Who is the DCC Alliance's fearless leader?

Why none other than Ian Murdock! You know? The guy who founded Debian.

The DCC Alliance's goal? To create an LSB (Linux Standard Base) 3.0-compliant, Debian 3.1 ("Sarge")-based core distribution. This, in turn, is designed to serve as the basis for DCCA members' custom Linux distributions. The code is also being released back to the Debian community.

The problem?

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