Happy Birthday Debian!
17 years… I guess the puberty is almost a thing of the past and you’re getting all grown up and stuff. You certainly changed for the better in the last years. Ok, a few rough edges here and there but overall a quite impressive development. You’re already forking regularly and even your offspring is quite handsome. No wonders with those genes if you ask me.
Thanks to Ian for starting probably the best Linux distribution out there. I hope you are proud of what you’ve started (I certainly was when I met you two years ago) and someone is killing a few beers with you right now.
Also big thanks to all the Debian Developers, Maintainers and contributors for making Debian what it is today. Keep up the good work!