Adam D. Barratt | 3 Sep 00:13 2015

Draft announcements for 7.9 and 8.2


I've added draft announcements for Saturday's point release_s_ to the
publicity announcements repository.



Ana Guerrero Lopez | 30 Aug 23:59 2015

bits.d.o: news post to review

Hi everybody,

I would like to recover the monthly posts from news.d.n welcoming new
DDs for bits.d.o. This time they will be published every two months
and also welcoming Debian Maintainers.

The current draft post for July and August is available at:
or directly in HTML:

Any suggestions or wording improvements are very welcome. I intent
to publish on September 1st (Tuesday).

Thank you!


Ana Guerrero Lopez | 28 Aug 19:52 2015

replacing the press+bits.d.o delegations for a publicity delegation

Hi everybody,

During DebConf, some of us have been talking about the current press/publicity
and bits.d.o delegation situation. We reached the conclusion it was about time 
that we create a single combined team for press and publicity work, superseding
the current press and bits.d.o delegations. This would be also accompanied with
a big update of the delegates that was already being worked on.

We shared this idea with all the people atttending DebConf who are delegated 
for bits.d.o or press and they all agreed it was the way to go. 

The big idea in bullet points:
- The existing delegations for press and bits.d.o would be removed.
- A new 'publicity' team would be delegated
- The new team will handle all the active projects we have right now:
social media, blog, press releases, announcements, DPN, etc
-  press <at> d.o will continue active for the time being and we'll revaluate
the need of the alias in some months
- This team doesn't include the current events and partner programs
arrangements that belong to another teams.

The current draft for the delegation is at
I'm attaching it for more convenient reading. Please, share your thoughts!

The current delegated team is small and at least Cédric and myself
would like to add more people in the near future.

(Continue reading)

shirish शिरीष | 24 Aug 15:54 2015

[Event] mini-debconf happening at College of Engineering, Pune on 12th and 13th September 2015

Dear Friends,
On behalf of Debian India community, it gives me great pleasure to
share that Debian-India is having a mini-debconf in Pune, India on
12th and 13th September 2015.

Please see for more.

If there are any queries for the same, please let me know.


          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
  My quotes in this email licensed under CC 3.0
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Ana Guerrero Lopez | 22 Aug 20:54 2015

git repository from bits.d.o migrated into publicity/bits


Following Cédric's migration from subversion to git, I have migrated
the git repository of from

The repository should be writable for all the DDs and all non-DDs
who are in the publicity group.


Laura Arjona Reina | 21 Aug 19:21 2015

Spigot (rss of bits and news to up again

Hi everybody
I had to shutdown my server in August 4th, so no rss from nor have been
published in until today that I could start it again. Now the pending notes are being
published, and no future outages are expected.

More info:

Laura Arjona

Axel Beckert | 21 Aug 01:38 2015

Free German-written Debian Package Management Book announced at DebConf15


Frank Hofmann and myself announced during Thursday's Lightning Talks
session at DebConf15 the free availability (CC BY-SA) of a
German-written book about Debian Package Management (still work-in-progress,
English translation planned, too):

I'd be happy if you could mention that in the next DWN or so.

		Regards, Axel
Thomas Koch | 19 Aug 19:23 2015

draft personal article in german for

I want to write a personal article for the German news website - They asked for expert recommendations regarding the
Windows 10 privacy disaster.

Would somebody want to help me and review it?

If you like, you can also make it an official article of the debian project and 
I withdraw mine. But I think it would be good to send it this week.

Thank you,

Thomas Koch

CC to FSFE, if somebody has an time for a review.

Axel Beckert | 18 Aug 11:51 2015

Suggestion for a "Team, what do you do?" Interview: Debian Zsh Maintainers Team


I'd like to see the Debian Zsh Maintainers Team in a "Team, what do
you do?" interview with the Debian Publicity Team. Multiple team
members (myself included) are at DebConf15 currently and I'd be happy
to give that interview in real-life (but would be happy if another
team members would join me *hinthint* ;-).

Actually I'm currently sitting in Cedric's talk about the publicity
team which brought me to the idea. :-)

		Regards, Axel
Martin Michlmayr | 13 Aug 19:35 2015

DPN: Stefano Zacchiroli receives O'Reilly Open Source Award

I'd like to submit the following to DPN:

Stefano Zacchiroli receives O'Reilly Open Source Award

Stefano Zacchiroli received an O'Reilly Open Source Award at OSCON for
his contributions to Debian and the FOSS community.  Zacchiroli served
as Debian Project Leader (DPL) for three years.  He currently serves
on the board of the Open Source Initiative and is a researcher at
IRILL in Paris.

Liat Tessone | 5 Aug 15:32 2015

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