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Chapter 34. Opportunistic Development > Bikeshed and Other Tools

Bikeshed and Other Tools

Bikeshed was started by Dustin Kirkland in September 2010 as a project to package a series of tools he wrote to scratch some personal itches that he had as an Ubuntu developer working on Canonical’s Ubuntu Server Team or that he thought would be useful to others. Every good developer, systems administrator, and DevOps guru eventually writes scripts to perform specific tasks that they find useful. This project began when Dustin gathered his together and made them accessible to the world. The wider Ubuntu community is invited to give suggestions or submit patches to make them better. The project describes itself as “a collection of random useful tools and utilities that either do not quite fit anywhere else, or have not yet been accepted by a more appropriate project. Think of this package as an ‘orphanage,’ where tools live until they are adopted by loving, accepting parents.” The slogan for Bikeshed on the Launc....


  

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