Subject: Re: a model of competition between free and proprietary software
From: Rich Morin <>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 10:18:59 -0700

At 11:20 PM -0700 5/27/01, Karsten M. Self wrote:
>I've run some stats on this.  Counting unstable development, at the end
>of April, 2001, there were 824 package maintainers producing 6,875
>packages for Debian.  Most of them handling one or two packages, a few
>doing upwards of a score or two.

Are all of these folks primary developers or are some of them simply
folks who (like many maintainers on the FreeBSD Ports Collection) only
make sure that a given package builds for the OS in question?

-- - home page, resume, etc. - The FreeBSD Browser
email:; phone: +1 650-873-7841