Joost van Baal-Ilić | 10 Apr 18:03 2014
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DebCamp14 before DebConf14?

Hi,

Will there be a DebCamp before the official program starts?  Anybody working on
it?  Anybody interested in joining?  I'm about to order flight tickets and I'd
like to be sure about the dates.

Bye,

Joost

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Gunnar Wolf | 4 Apr 07:45 2014

Want to join the DebConf14 talks team?

Fame! Money! Career advancement! An exclusive sneak preview at one of
the leading conferences in its field! The opportunity to win a cruise
to the sunny beaches of the Atlantic Ocean at Portland, Maine!

All this can be for you... If you open any other spam message :-P This
one is very unlikely to give you any of such perks, but you will
anyway be a respected and esteemed member of your project community.

We are not far from launching the DebConf14 call for papers (yay!),
but before doing so, we need to assemble a great talks
rating/selection team. 

This team is usually 5-8 people strong; we decided to first explicitly
invite the members for this team for the past two DebConfs, and after
this send an open call for members. We have three or four (that is,
one of the replies was from a person that can work on some rating
sprints, but was reluctant to confirm.

So, what is this team's job description?

Shortly after the CfP is launched, we can start (individually) rating
the conferences along several vectors — In the past, those vectors
have been IIRC "relevance", "actuality" and "reception", but we can
decide to use different vectors. This will allow us (as a team) to get
a feeling about the globally-best talks, so they can be scheduled with
priority.

We should also talk about tracks to be covered - Be it either
proactive (decide which tracks we'd like to have and recruit people to
deliver talks on them) or reactive (find patterns in the submitted
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Patty Langasek | 14 Feb 19:48 2014
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DebConf14 - Mount St Helens Hiking Information PSA

Hello, everyone!

DebConf14[0] is fast approaching and the DebConf14 local team is hard at work
preparing venue, accommodations and everything we have come to expect for a
successful DebConf.

I know many DebConf attendees are avid hikers, and some have expressed
interest in visiting/hiking Mount St. Helens[1] while in the vacinity. If
you're planning to come to DebConf14, and it is your intention to partake in
this hike while here, please be sure to investigate this option THOROUGHLY
and EARLY.

You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from Mount St
Helens; please note that to get to Mount St Helens from Portland is a bit of
a drive.

Climing and hiking permits are required at certain elevations on Mount St
Helens, and the time of year DebConf is scheduled is traditionally a very
busy hiking season in the Pacific Northwest. You will want to purchase your
permit online[2] and early if this is your intention.

Please be sure to read up on the area and be prepared for the hiking
conditions that will be present.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few months!
Patty

[0] http://debconf14.debconf.org
[1]
http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/seasonal-hikes/summer-destinations/mount-st.-helens-hikes
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shirish शिरीष | 2 Dec 20:31 2013
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thanking for videos and subtitles of debconf 2013, suggestions and request for subs.

Hi all,
First of all a big thank you to the video team for covering debconf 13
and making debian users around the world accessible to the various
challenges before Debian, both on the technical aspect as well the
community and governance aspect as well. I was not there but from the
videos I was able to understand some of the things that I'm interested
in Debian.

http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2013/debconf13/

I further would like thank all the subtitle makers as it's pretty hard
work. If I'm not mistaken it takes 10x times the size of the video for
the subs. to be made.

http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2013/debconf13/subtitles/

I do have a suggestion to make here. Is there a possibility of people
adding their email to the specific subtitles that they have made ? The
reason being in case if there are any simple spelling mistakes or some
suggestion to give, it is always nicer and easier if there is an
individual email id or (better yet) a team mail id so everybody is
able to have nicer/better subs.

Lastly, having a team id would also make it easier to ask/request for
English subs. for specific videos. For e.g.
1013_Hardware_support_in_Debian_stable.ogv . It would be great if it's
possible for somebody to make English subtitles for it.

The thing is many a times (at least here in India) when we share
videos from minidebconfs, for many people (including me) at times you
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Ian Jackson | 18 Oct 16:56 2013
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Re: [Debconf-announce] DC13 Final Report

Patty Langasek writes ("[Debconf-announce] DC13 Final Report"):
> Steve and I are offering our help - just send us facts that need to be
> included in the report and we can work on getting the information presented
> sensibly, professionally, whatever.  We can work on copy-editing and general
> editing; we just need the details filled in.

I don't know exactly how this would fit into the DC13 Final Report,
but it might be good to say something about dgit.  Here's what I
just came up with:

dgit is a new tool which allows any package to be downloaded, edited,
and NMUed by someone who likes to use git.  dgit's user does not need
to know about or understand the maintainer's source code management
practices.  They simply edit the actual source package contents in
git, and when they're done dgit will let them push (upload) the result
to the archive.

Although dgit is all my own code, its design came out of a number of
very intense discussions held at Debconf 13.  I particularly want
mention Joey Hess, who deserves at least half the credit for the
conversation where we each came to the table with a different gigantic
cloud castle which would never be implemented or deployed, and came
away with the present design - small, immediately implementable and
immediately deployable.

The first useable version of dgit was uploaded before the end of DC13.

There is still much work to be done: in particular dgit does not yet
work properly for Debian Maintainers or have a useable read-only mode.
And its support for use by the package maintainer is not always good,
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Patty Langasek | 12 Oct 23:26 2013
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DC13 Final Report

Hello world!

Are you wanting to help close DC13 and start on DC14, but don't really want
to do any work on it?  BOY DO I HAVE A DEAL FOR YOU!!

We're starting to build momentum on getting DC14 up and going, and part of
this includes getting the Final Report for DC13 completed.  This is
historically a hard, thankless project, and usually the next team steps up
to help complete the Final Report for the last year with as much detail as
they can.

Steve and I are offering our help - just send us facts that need to be
included in the report and we can work on getting the information presented
sensibly, professionally, whatever.  We can work on copy-editing and general
editing; we just need the details filled in.

Here's the fun thing! EVERYONE can help! Even if you feel like you were
"just there", your input is still valuable. Take a look at what we need in
the Final Report[0], find a section that looks interesting to you (or you
know you can just get facts to someone else willing to do the grunt work for
you), and own it!! Hint: Attendee Impressions, Cheese & Wine Party, and
Freetime Activities are all super easy for anyone to help with.

Thanks!
Patty

[0] https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf13/FinalReport
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Andreas Tille | 12 Oct 16:58 2013
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[OT] For those who were at CERN (or missed it) and understand German

Hi,

today in a German radio station there was a nice report about CERN which
I liked a lot.  If you understand German language I'd recommend audio on
demand at

    http://ondemand-mp3.dradio.de/file/dradio/2013/10/12/dlf_20131012_1104_fb4174a1.mp3

Kind regards

       Andreas.

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martin f krafft | 29 Aug 00:23 2013

FTWCA DebConf15 in Germany

#debconf15-germany
http://lists.debconf.net/mailman/listinfo/debconf15-germany
https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf15/Germany

this is the last message of this kind

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https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf15/Germany

this is the last message of this kind

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chrysn | 21 Aug 17:04 2013
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debconf postcards

hi,

it's too late for this year's debconf to send post cards from the venue,
but it might be a nice idea to have some on future debconfs. (despite a
tech-savy environment, i assume it is common to have relatives which
very much appreciate physical letters).

i've uploaded what i printed out on the zurich railway station for
sending home to the debconf-share repository[1], and it could form the
base of future debconfs' postcards if an organizer decides that it might
be a good idea to have some. 

online quotes[2] for 10x15cm, 250pcs, duplex, color front side, cost
around 45$ including shipping from quick review.

best regards
chrysn

[1] mid:20130817192726.GA8169 <at> gnu.kitenet.net
[2] http://www.55printing.com/p99/Postcard-Printing/product_info.html

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hi,

it's too late for this year's debconf to send post cards from the venue,
but it might be a nice idea to have some on future debconfs. (despite a
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José Luis Redrejo | 20 Aug 10:31 2013
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Re: [Debconf-announce] Videos of the Debconf (Debian conference) 13

Thank you very much!!. These videos are a great solace for those who couldn't be with you at debconf.


2013/8/19 Sylvestre Ledru <sylvestre <at> irill.org>
The Debconf 13 has just ended yesterday and once more, IRILL was involved in the video team of this conference.

We are happy to share the result of the work of many volunteers and speakers:
http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf13

All videos are available under the Webm format and MP4 (H-264).

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<div dir="ltr">Thank you very much!!. These videos are a great solace for those who couldn't be with you at debconf.</div>
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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">2013/8/19 Sylvestre Ledru <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:sylvestre <at> irill.org" target="_blank">sylvestre <at> irill.org</a>&gt;</span><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">The Debconf 13 has just ended yesterday and once more, IRILL was involved in the video team of this conference.<br><br>
We are happy to share the result of the work of many volunteers and speakers:<br><a href="http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf13" target="_blank">http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf13</a><br><br>
All videos are available under the Webm format and MP4 (H-264).<br><br>
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Francesco Poli | 19 Aug 17:39 2013

Re: [Debconf-announce] Videos of the Debconf (Debian conference) 13

On Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:01:39 +0200 Sylvestre Ledru wrote:

> The Debconf 13 has just ended yesterday and once more, IRILL was 
> involved in the video team of this conference.
> 
> We are happy to share the result of the work of many volunteers and 
> speakers:
> http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf13
> 
> All videos are available under the Webm format and MP4 (H-264).

Hello,
I've just received the above-quoted announcement on Debconf-announce.

I am puzzled: I glanced over the mentioned URL and two things struck me
as unclear.

 • The DebConf13 schedule links each talk with videos hosted on
http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2013/debconf13/
under three formats (high ogv, low ogv, high webm): why another
location (http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf13) for videos under
different formats (webm, mp4)?
Are they the same videos in different formats?

 • The IRILL website claims that the videos are under Creative Commons
by-nc-nd v3.0 fr, which is a horribly non-free licensing choice!
On the other hand, videos hosted on meetings-archive.debian.net are
luckily under an Expat/MIT-like license
(http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/LICENSE)
which is a very simple and good DFSG-free licensing choice.
Why are videos hosted by IRILL not released under the same Expat-like
license used on meetings-archive.debian.net ?

Please clarify.
Thanks for your time.

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On Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:01:39 +0200 Sylvestre Ledru wrote:

> The Debconf 13 has just ended yesterday and once more, IRILL was 
> involved in the video team of this conference.
> 
> We are happy to share the result of the work of many volunteers and 
> speakers:
> http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf13
> 
> All videos are available under the Webm format and MP4 (H-264).

Hello,
I've just received the above-quoted announcement on Debconf-announce.

I am puzzled: I glanced over the mentioned URL and two things struck me
as unclear.

 • The DebConf13 schedule links each talk with videos hosted on
http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2013/debconf13/
under three formats (high ogv, low ogv, high webm): why another
location (http://www.irill.org/videos/debconf13) for videos under
different formats (webm, mp4)?
Are they the same videos in different formats?

 • The IRILL website claims that the videos are under Creative Commons
by-nc-nd v3.0 fr, which is a horribly non-free licensing choice!
On the other hand, videos hosted on meetings-archive.debian.net are
luckily under an Expat/MIT-like license
(http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/LICENSE)
which is a very simple and good DFSG-free licensing choice.
Why are videos hosted by IRILL not released under the same Expat-like
license used on meetings-archive.debian.net ?

Please clarify.
Thanks for your time.

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