’31 Flavors of Fun’ to Release One Linux Distro Everyday in August

Todd Robinson, the man behind the experiment, is going to attempt this feat unassisted and release complete desktop operating systems for 31 days. The main aim of this experiment is to demonstrate the huge advantages of open source along with shared knowledge or community knowledge, if I may, in real world.

The website read, “Todd Robinson, completely unassisted, will to attempt to create, and release, a complete desktop operating system each and every day for the period of 31 days, to demonstrate the huge advantages of using open source (shared knowledge) solutions in real-world situations.”

When we say complete operating system, one has to know what that actually means. Robinson has defined the complete operating system as one that has a GUI; can connect to the internet either via standard wired connectivity or Wi-Fi; has the capability of adding and removing programs; is able to install software dependencies automatically; is able to update itself; and the one which has software development files available freely for anyone to develop the operating system further.

Robinson, through the experiment, is going to compare development speeds, cost and the requirement of manpower when it comes to proprietary operating systems like Microsoft Windows and is not going to concentrate on any other aspects other than development.

“It [the experiment] is not intended to compare features, discuss viral/malware issues, or anything outside of actual development aspects when comparing.” The site read.

The distros will be released at the rate of one each day and will be available from the project site as well as from On-Disk.com.