Debian: 18 years of free software, do-ocracy, and democracy

@inproceedings{Zacchiroli2011Debian1Y,
  title={Debian: 18 years of free software, do-ocracy, and democracy},
  author={Stefano Zacchiroli},
  booktitle={OSDOC '11},
  year={2011}
}
Debian is one of the eldest Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) distribution in existence. The project has been founded in 1993 to further Free Software distribution and is still doing so in an purely community-based way. The Debian Project and distribution are both made by volunteers who employ a dual "do-ocratic" (a form of meritocracy based on the outcome of individual work) and democratic model to make decisions and drive Debian toward the goal of creating the best possible entirely Free… CONTINUE READING