Written by Veejay the 28 Feb 08 at 15:05.
Status: Not an idea
Organize a web-based Debian Recognition/Appreciation Day every year. Doesn't have to be anything formal, but the Debian maintainers are a key factor to the huge success Ubuntu is experiencing these days and they deserve the props.
All those developers ALREADY get recognition, since their programs aren't being rebranded. Debian devs and maintainers on the other hand do a lot of work behind the scene with their fellow Ubuntu maintainers to create that awesome distribution we love, but get no recognition for the success of Ubuntu itself.
well I don't think there's any point in comparing Debian's and Ubuntu's or Mozilla's merits or whoever has been producing high quality open source code. The fact that there is little love / competition between the communities is a problem that should not be there if people really made open source principles theirs.