Debian@30 — Found the shirt I was looking for last month
Almost a month ago, I went to my always loved Rancho Electrónico to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Debian project. Hats off to Jathan for all the work he put into this! I was there for close to 3hr, and be it following up an install, doing a talk, or whatever — he was doing it. But anyway, I only managed to attend with one of my (great, beautiful and always loved) generic Debian or DebConf T-shirts.
Today, when going through a box of old T-shirts, I found the shirt I was looking for to bring to the occasion. A smallish print, ~12cm wide, over the heart:
And as a larger print, ~25cm wide, across the back:
For the benefit of people who read this using a non-image-displaying browser or RSS client, they are respectively:
10 years 100 countries 1000 maintainers 10000 packages
1 project 10 architectures 100 countries 1000 maintainers 10000 packages 100000 bugs fixed 1000000 installations 10000000 users 100000000 lines of code
20 years ago we celebrated eating grilled meat at J0rd1’s house. This year, we had vegan tostadas in the menu. And maybe we are no longer that young, but we are still very proud and happy of our project!
Now… How would numbers line up today for Debian, 20 years later? Have we managed to get the “bugs fixed” line increase by a factor of 10? Quite probably, the lines of code we also have, and I can only guess the number of users and installations, which was already just a wild guess back then, might have multiplied by over 10, at least if we count indirect users and installs as well…