Paul Wise | 1 May 05:34 2008
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closing the Debian user survey soon

Hi all,

I'll soon be closing the Debian-user survey. The deadline for
submissions is now 1am UTC time on the 1st of June 2008, after this the
survey will be closed and mails to the survey address will be rejected.
So if you would like to participate, please reply to this mail:

http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2008/03/msg02475.html

I'm also closing the survey of new Debian contributors at the same time,
if you want to participate in that, please read this:

http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2008/03/msg00030.html

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AndreMachado | 20 May 17:37 2008
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the openssl incident


Hello,
Given the short and limited audience message from the DPL [0],
and some less emotional posts about the incident [1] [2],
and given the amount of side effects at press, should we publish
at Debian Times some  announcement regarding the incident and measures 
to avoid future problems like this one?
Regards.
Andre Felipe Machado

[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/05/msg00006.html
[1] http://etbe.coker.com.au/2008/05/18/debian-ssh-problems/
[2] http://lbello.livejournal.com/52823.html

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Jeff Richards | 20 May 18:28 2008
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Re: the openssl incident

I think it would be wise to do up an article.  Not everyone who uses
Debian is tuned into the mailing lists (although they certainly ought
to be) and I think it is consistent with "We will not hide
problems"[1].

As a publicity team, we don't want to generally highlight our
problems, but this seems like a case where it is more important that
people find out and know what to do to fix the problem rather than
find out by having a machine compromised. We can highlight the
positive, in this case we can highlight the quick responses as has
been done by others [2], [3], and that Debian IS incredibly open with
its issues [4].  It would also be good to highlight the Debian
instructions for how to generate new keys for affected packages [5].

[1] http://www.debian.org/social_contract
[2] http://gwolf.org/node/1743
[3] http://www.aigarius.com/blog/2008/05/14/too-similar-to-be-different/
[4] http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1571
[5] http://www.debian.org/security/key-rollover/

Jeff

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 8:37 AM, AndreMachado
<andremachado <at> techforce.com.br> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> Given the short and limited audience message from the DPL [0],
> and some less emotional posts about the incident [1] [2],
> and given the amount of side effects at press, should we publish
> at Debian Times some  announcement regarding the incident and measures
(Continue reading)

martin f krafft | 20 May 18:49 2008
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Re: the openssl incident

also sprach Jeff Richards <jeffdrichards <at> gmail.com> [2008.05.20.1728 +0100]:
> As a publicity team, we don't want to generally highlight our
> problems, but this seems like a case where it is more important
> that people find out and know what to do to fix the problem rather
> than find out by having a machine compromised.

Please make sure this article gets reviewed by a few people!!!

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Andre Felipe Machado | 22 May 15:21 2008
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Ubuntu landed on Berlin metro system

Hello,
Could we also get something (free as in beer) like this [0] around the world?
The open doors Debian Day is coming.
Regards.
Andre Felipe

[0] http://www.screenage.de/blog/2008/04/24/ubuntu-landed-on-berlin-metro-system/

Andre Felipe Machado | 22 May 17:07 2008
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Re: the openssl incident

Hello,
Beyond the discussions on debian-devel threads listed below. are there
other places to find discussions about the subject and future preventive
measures?
Is there already a settled solution to avoid future problems like this?
Regards.
Andre Felipe

[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00353.html
[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00426.html
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00427.html
[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00600.html
[4] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00536.html
[5] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00856.html
[6] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00820.html
[7] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/05/msg00890.html

martin f krafft | 22 May 18:08 2008
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Re: the openssl incident

also sprach Andre Felipe Machado <andremachado <at> techforce.com.br> [2008.05.22.1707 +0200]:
> Beyond the discussions on debian-devel threads listed below. are
> there other places to find discussions about the subject and
> future preventive measures?

security.debian.org
planet.debian.org

> Is there already a settled solution to avoid future problems like
> this?

Nope.

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martin f krafft | 26 May 17:59 2008
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Re: DPN with Ikiwiki

also sprach martin f krafft <madduck <at> debian.org> [2008.05.10.2034 +0200]:
> I spent today making http://dpn.debian.net, which is completely
> under development and really just an alpha, but I think it's cool
> already. At least you should be able to see what I am trying to do.
>
> Have a look at http://dpn.debian.net/workflow and either change
> things, add discussion pages, or come back her with your feedback.

Hm, something weird happened with the DNS causing stuff not to work.
This should now be fixed, or you can use http://130.60.75.73.

I hope this is the reason why noone but Jon commented or played
around with the site.

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Carsten Aulbert | 26 May 20:40 2008
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Debian on Supercomputer

Hi there,

(I'm writing in English since I don't know if anyone will read this who
doesn't read German)

I sent an email already to press <at> debian.org but never heard anything
back, but maybe you are interested to learn that Debian is used on a
recent Supercomputer - on the current list of Top500 it would place
34th, where we are for real, we'll see soon.

We don't have a real web page yet (will be done shortly), but we have
been already on heise ;)

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Einstein-Cluster-Neuer-Supercomputer-fuer-die-Gravitationswellenforschung--/meldung/108303

If you are interested in more details for DWN, please let me know.

Cheers

Carsten

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Andre Felipe Machado | 27 May 03:15 2008
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Re: Re: DPN with Ikiwiki

Hello,
I thougth was my connection here from Brasil or the machine was
overloaded...
Well, lets test it a bit.
I hope non-technical users test it too and send comments about its
usability to this list.
Regards.
Andre Felipe


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