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The Debian GNU/Linux project has won two awards at the recent CeBIT exhibition in Hanover, Germany.


Debian was presented the award for best open source server distribution by Peter Ganten, managing director of Univention who emphasised the pioneering work done by the project in defining free software standards and processes.

The Debian project also received the award for outstanding contribution to open source/Linux/free software; this is the first time it has received this award. It was presented by Karsten Gerloff, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe.

The awards are sponsored by Linux New Media, a group that publishes a number of magazines, including Linux Magazine and Ubuntu User.

The awards were accepted by Debian press officers Meike Reichle and Alexander Reichle-Schmehl.

In its latest release Squeeze, Debian has opted to offer a kernel that is free of all binary blobs, the first time that any major distribution has offered a totally free kernel by default.

Debian, a community project, was begun in 1993 by Ian Murdock, has more than 1000 developers worldwide and, apart from its own huge userbase, serves as the base for more distributions than any other. It also supports more architectures than any other distribution.

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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