Since Red Hat’s announcement that they aren’t supporting free editions of Red Hat Linux, I’ve been considering switching to another Linux distribution, with Debian at the top of the list. Then, along comes Bruce Perens and his UserLinux, which will be based on Debian. Nice.

Incidentally, that Wired article referenced Nat Friedman of Ximian. I remembered that he offered me a job as a “VP of Technology” (I hope I am never a VP of anything) a few years ago. I wonder how much Novell stock I’d own right now if I had switched.