Definition & Meaning of "BDFL"

What does bdfl mean? View the definition of bdfl and all related slang terms containing bdfl below:

bdfl :
Benevolent Dictator For Life

Usage of BDFL

The abbreviation BDFL stands for 'Benevolent Dictator For Life'. It is used to describe an individual who holds a position of absolute power or control and uses that position to make decisions that are fair and just, with the ultimate goal of benefiting those who are under their authority. This term is often used in tech communities to describe a founder or leader who has established a company or open-source software project and has maintained control over it.

Examples of BDFL used in texting:

1. "Have you heard? Linus Torvalds stepped down as the Linux kernel's BDFL."
2. "I really appreciate how Elon Musk is always willing to take charge and be our BDFL when it comes to advancing space exploration."
3. "The Ubuntu community has a strong BDFL in Mark Shuttleworth, who has guided the project since its inception."

Slang Terms & Acronyms containing "bdfl"

bdfl :
Benevolent Dictator For Life

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