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Debian Developers Prefer Teams and Git

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Lucas Nussbaum has been crunching some numbers that lead him to conclude that "Debian is (still) changing." Over the years a few trends have emerged as Nussbaum demonstrates using and a data mining script.

In a blog post earlier today, Nussbaum posted graphs of some of the trends he's seeing in Debian package development. His first graph shows that the number of team-maintained packages have seen a dramatic increase the last several years while the number of "not co-maintained" and small independent group maintained packages have remained fairly steady.

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