1.7 How does one pronounce Debian and what does this word mean?
The project name is pronounced Deb'-ee-en, with a short e in Deb, and emphasis
on the first syllable. This word is a contraction of the names of Debra and
Ian Murdock, who founded the project. (Dictionaries seem to offer some
ambiguity in the pronunciation of Ian (!), but Ian prefers ee'-en.)