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Daniel Robbins accepts new position with Microsoft Gentoo founder and former Gentoo Chief Architect Daniel Robbins began a new position at Microsoft on 23 May 2005. According to drobbins: "I'm helping Microsoft to understand Open Source and community-based projects." While in the midst of hastily packing to move to Redmond, drobbins nonetheless managed to find the time to finalize the transfer of Gentoo's intellectual property (essentially copyrights on ebuilds and other software as well as soon-to-be trademarked Gentoo logos) to the not-for-profit Gentoo Foundation, Inc.

Gentoo Linux founder quits Microsoft For anyone wanting to update the page with more info on him leaving MS, see for example these pages: [1], [2] -- Limulus 20:32, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Inconsistencies with becoming a Gentoo-Dev again According to drobbins own blog his "rehire" was only a few days ago, not in August as this wiki-page suggests. The linked bug-report is not an indication that drobbins is a developer again, simply that he was being mentored to become one. This is akin to saying he began his apprenticeship in late August. Per Petteri's latest comment and the afformentioned blog posting Danial only recently became an actual developer. I've updated the article accordingly but I wanted to detail my reasoning here as someone who isn't as familiar with Gentoo might not understand the difference.Shan 19:38, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Biographical Info???[edit]

Birth date, birth place, education, parents? Proxy User (talk) 03:53, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

<drobbins> threesixes: Brookline High School
ill link him and let him answer himself. 75.135.156.3 (talk) 21:42, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Moved. EdJohnston (talk) 15:38, 27 January 2014 (UTC)



Daniel RobbinsDaniel Robbins (computer programmer) or Daniel Robbins (software developer) – Another person exists with the same name: Daniel Robbins (art historian). This is a very prominent historian, in view of his numerous publications for the public and private institutions for which he served: Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Dartmouth College, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Fogg Museum at Harvard University, National Endowment for the Humanities. He also lectured at a variety of institutions including Yale University, Williams College, Hunter College, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and the University of Iowa. In light of his prominence in the art world, arguably, the art historian Daniel Robbins should be considered the primary topic of the term Daniel Robbins. The topic of the art historian is very possibly primary with respect to long-term significance. Robbins was a prolific writer specialized in Modernism and had been publishing papers since the 1960s up until his death in 1995. The age of the computer programmer is not even known to the public reading the article, as no date are given. Daniel Robbins (art historian), potentially, as a result of his many important publications, has a substantially greater enduring notability and educational value than the computer programmer with the same name. --Relisted. EdJohnston (talk) 00:38, 17 January 2014 (UTC) Coldcreation (talk) 15:02, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment: I reviewed the move discussion and wondered if it could be closed. See User talk:BD2412#Talk:Daniel Robbins#Requested move for my question to another admin. Instead of closing, I decided to relist the debate for another 7 days. Hopefully we'll get more participants. Though the art historian is important in the scholarly world, there are more links to the computer programmer here on Wikipedia. EdJohnston (talk) 02:00, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Quick comment: I don't think the number of incoming links (which will usually favor a computer programmer) should trump notability; something that clearly favors Daniel Robbins (art historian). Those numerous links will still pass through with a re-direct. Coldcreation (talk) 09:34, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support and create a disambiguation page at "Daniel Robbins", as there is no primary topic, considering the dispute listed here. -- 70.50.148.122 (talk) 06:00, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Daniel Robbins was a prominent art historian, educator and curator. Among other places he worked as a curator at the Guggenheim Museum, and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and he taught at Union College for many years...Modernist (talk) 11:26, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Dicklyon (talk) 18:58, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Both reasonably obscure article subjects with similar daily traffic; as there's no primary topic, this requested move and a disambiguation page at Daniel Robbins makes sense. benmoore 19:32, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. The art historian was active before the Internet was in its heyday. The computer programmer is probably currently active. This could help explain the greater number of links to the computer programmer. Bus stop (talk) 02:18, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as per nom --Rushton2010 (talk) 23:34, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

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