'27 years ago today, in 1993, Debian first appeared in the world.
August 16th has since been recognized as "DebianDay," celebrated
shortly before the annual Debian Conference — with lots of ways to get
involved, according to Debian.org
Today is also an opportunity for you to start or resume your
contributions to Debian. For example, you can scratch your creative
itch and suggest a wallpaper to be part of the artwork for the next
release, have a look at the DebConf20 schedule and register to
participate online (August 23rd to 29th, 2020), or put a Debian live
image in a DVD or USB and give it to some person near you, who still
didn't discover Debian.
Our favorite operating system is the result of all the work we do
together. Thanks to everybody who has contributed in these 27 years,
and happy birthday Debian!
And the same day is also the 25th anniversary of CPAN, the
Comprehensive Perl Archive Network:
On the 16th August 1995, Andreas König uploaded Symdump 1.20 to CPAN.
There were other things already on CPAN, but this was the first true
upload, to be followed by more than 6,500 people who have released
over 35,000 distributions in 230k releases.
So it seems appropriate that 16th August be designated CPAN Day, to
celebrate CPAN, and all the authors who've made it what it is.
That blog post urges readers to celebrate the anniversary "by doing
something related to CPAN: release something, blog about your
favourite module, or email its author thanking her or him."
Finally, Slashdot reader JobSnijders reminds us that Mutt is also
enjoying a birthday:
The email client that aims to suck a little bit less celebrates its
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/20/08/16/1652249
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