Chris Lamb became Debian’s Project Leader earlier this year. In an interview with the Debian Brasil blog, Lamb shares how he got started with Debian, Debian’s experimental ports and issues with the project’s live installation media.
“My first experience with Debian was a happy accident. I had sent off for a five CD set of Red Hat from ‘The Linux Emporium’, a company in the UK that shipped CD-ROMs of GNU/Linux distributions, an essential service prior to fast Internet connections. However, I was to discover I lacked the 12MB of RAM required to run the Red Hat installer. Annoyed, I reached for a Debian ‘Potato’ CD that was included (free-of-charge) in my order due to it being rather outdated, even at the time…”
Source: Debian Brasil