Mad Penguin has published aninterview with the founder and lead developer of MEPIS Linux – Warren Woodford.
The interview starts here and is a warm-up to the upcomming release of MEPIS:
MEPIS is quirky. It has an installer button on the desktop. It's meteoric growth in the early phases was accomplished by one guy, Warren Woodford, working in the small city of Morgantown, West Virginia, with no staff, almost no budget and zero marketing expenditures. And what's the deal with those pyramids?
In this interview, Warren explains the secret to his distro's rapid and widespread proliferation. Give desktop customers what they want: a simple, reliable set of applications that are easy to acquire, install, and use. Give it away for free. Always. Show respect to the command-line community who created the base packages in the first place. Join the Debian Common Core Alliance, and play nicely in the sand box with them. Believe that the community will buy MEPIS CDs and t-shirts.