Debian Posts Longer Tribute In Honor Of Its Founder
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 5 January 2016 at 07:17 AM EST. 4 Comments
The Debian project has today published a longer tribute in honor of Ian Murdock after briefly announcing his passing last week.

Debian's tribute today talks about how Ian began programming at nine years old, how he started Debian in 1993, some excerpts from the Debian Manifesto and some early Debian release announcements, etc.

You can read Debian's tribute to its founder here.

Ian Murdock passed away last week in San Francisco of an alleged suicide after running into some police troubles, however, details around his death remain limited.
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