Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols enjoys a good old bashing at the delay of Etch.
Read it at DesktopLinux
Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. So, the “Dunc-Tank” group decided to experiment with financially supporting some key developers to get Debian out the door on time.
Debian has a reputation for being almost as late as Duke Nukem Forever, the perpetually never-arriving PC first person shooter game. Not all developers were pleased at this experiment in speeding up Debian development.