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what is the meaning of SABDFL?

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SABDFL stands for Self Appointed Benevolent Dictator For Life, and is the nickname and IRC nick of Mark Shuttleworth, the guy who started the Ubuntu project.

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Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life


Benevolent Dictator For Life or BDFL is a title given to a small number of open source software development leaders.

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