tony mancill | 24 Apr 07:23 2014

Debian at the EE Live/Embedded Systems Conference

Dear Debian News:

I'm not sure whether these topics are suitable for DPN or not, but I
wanted to share some recent Debian sightings.  I attended the EE
Live/Embedded Systems Conference that took place in San Jose,
California, March 31st - April 3rd [1], and Debian was quite prevalent.

One of the conference keynotes was given Bunnie Huang, who discussed the
future of hardware and introduced his Novena open-hardware laptop
platform [2].  The PCBs, firmware, and even the case design are all
open.  He ran his talk from an early prototype, and as documented in his
crowd-sourcing announcement [3], "All configurations will come with
Debian (GNU/Linux) pre-installed..."  Debian supporters may be
interested in supporting the project.

Another interesting presentation was "Running Android atop a proper
embedded Linux," given by Ryan Kuester, one of the developers of
Pragmatux [4].  Pragmatux leverages Debian both for its development
environment and for package management on the target, and the use of
packages made for a very streamlined and well-organized demonstration.

Finally, the Yocto Project [5,6] supports both .rpm and .deb-based
package management for embedded targets and lists Debian as a supported
development workstation environment. It isn't purely Debian-based, but
it is good to see Debian as an integral part of these sorts of projects.
 Put another way, there are potentially a large number of embedded
systems out there using Debian technologies that we'll never see in popcon.

Feel free to use (or not use) any of these items as you see fit for DPN,
and let me know if you need any clarification.
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Adam D. Barratt | 23 Apr 23:59 2014

Draft announcement for 7.5


I've committed a draft announcement for Saturday's wheezy point release
(7.5) to the publicity SVN repo.



Melissa White | 22 Apr 03:01 2014

Lymboo Math - supplemental math enrichment program

Dear Educator,

My name is Melissa White, Director of School Relations for Lymboo Math. I am writing to offer you and your
students free access to Lymboo Math for the rest of the school year and also during summer! With Lymboo Math
your students can avoid the "summer slide" in learning and be well-prepared for the challenges of the next
school year.

Lymboo Math is a leading web-based math enrichment program used by hundreds of thousands of teachers and
their students both at school and at home. It is the only comprehensive, structured, and rigorous math
program designed to build a strong foundation in math. Combined with Lymboo Math Test Prep, it is the most
effective math program available.

Please visit to activate your free classroom account.


* I am using Lymboo Math to differentiate and individualize math for each student. I love that it is a
software program that can meet each student where they are on their individual level, then map out a plan
for each student to help them improve and grow in their levels of ability and skill. -- Marsha Holland,
Third grade teacher, Bessemer City Central, NC

* My 3rd graders use Lymboo Math as part of our morning start-up routine. They love the daily assignments
that are specific for them. I love the emailed updates and information as the kids move through the stages.
-- Lynda Ross, Third grade teacher, Hanover Street Elementary, PA

* The program is becoming a great asset for my students in study skills. I love the fact the lessons are at
their individual levels. It is like having another teacher in the room to fill in those gaps. -- Alyson
Griffith, Fifth grade teacher, Wall Intermediate, NJ

* I love that my students beg to do it! Who would think the kiddos would beg to do math! They enjoy it so much! --
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Neil McGovern | 18 Apr 18:13 2014

Review/translations for announcement - Debian LTS support

Hi all,

I've committed a draft announcement to
svn.d.o/publicity/announcements/en/2014/20140420.wml - can I have
translations/reviews within the next 2 days please?

Sorry for teh short notice, there wasn't much time to respond to it.


Paul Wise | 16 Apr 03:42 2014

welcome to the publicity team Donald Norwood!

Hi Donald,

Welcome to the team! Thanks for your interest in contributing to
Debian's publicity efforts. Please take this opportunity to introduce
yourself, your areas of interest and what you plan to work on within the
publicity team.


Christian Körner | 15 Apr 00:43 2014

Description of the Debian Project?


For the Linuxtag2014 a project description has to be provided. There
is already a German version from Jan D. available [1], so I used it as
a template for the English one.

It would be nice if you could review it and fix potential mistakes or
if you feel like add more content.

English version:



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Description of the Debian Project?
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:51:01 +0800
From: Paul Wise <pabs <at>>
Organization: Debian
To: Christian Körner <ck <at>>
CC: press <at>

On Sun, 2014-04-06 at 13:37 +0200, Christian Körner wrote:

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Cédric Boutillier | 12 Apr 22:35 2014

DPN 2014/07 frozen. Please review and translate.

[ Please reply on -publicity list ]

Hi all,

We just finished the last bits of the
new issue of DPN to be released Monday, ~18:00 UTC. We would appreciate
reviews and translations.

Instructions are available on the wiki:

The last updated version is available on the publicity
Subversion repository, even via HTTP:

If you're willing to contribute to the redaction of the next issue,
don't hesitate, and join #debian-publicity IRC channel or send a message
to debian-publicity <at>


Attachment (index.wml): text/vnd.wap.wml, 13 KiB | 12 Apr 12:14 2014

Short news about minidebconf Barcelona, for DPN

Hi all
I have had to be out from home this morning so I attach my proposal text for DPN (a note about minidebcon barcelona).

When I arrive home I'll try to commit it to the repository if nobody did it already.
Laura Arjona


Enviado desde mi teléfono Android con K-9 Mail. Disculpa mi brevedad
Barcelona Debian Women mini-DebConf

In March 15th and 16th a mini-DebConf and the 10th anniversary of the Debian Women group took place in
Barcelona. 160 people have attended the conference, with a non-male percentage of 36% approximately.
Videos and slides of the talks are available [1]. Attendants are encouraged to give feedback in a wiki page
[2] or in their blogs, as Tássia Camões, from the organization team, did, providing more details
about the event [3].


Cédric Boutillier | 11 Apr 23:19 2014

DPL elections results: quotes needed

Dear Lucas, dear Neil,

The next issue of the Debian Project News to be published will certainly
mention the results of the DPL elections.

Could you please provide the publicity with two quotes: one we could use
if you win the election, the other if you don't?

Thank you very much in advance for the quotes, but also for 
running for DPL.

SB | 11 Apr 20:35 2014

DPN- I write about (1) Debsource stats and (2) RTC/VoIP for Debian 8 discussion


I am going to write the 2 articles mentioned above until tomorrow morning. I
added a TODO (the CAcert issue).

Kind regards


Paul Wise | 11 Apr 01:36 2014

Debian, visual identity, marketing and the recent heartbleed bug

Hi all,

I recently read this very interesting post about the recent OpenSSL bug: