Neil McGovern | 17 Aug 17:32 2015
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Debian and Software Freedom Conservancy announce Copyright Aggregation Project

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Debian and Software Freedom Conservancy announce Copyright 
Aggregation Project
August 17th, 2015              https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150817
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This past weekend, in his keynote at DebConf (the Debian Project's
annual conference in Heidelberg, Germany), Software Freedom
Conservancy's Distinguished Technologist and President, Bradley M. Kuhn,
announced [1] Conservancy's Debian Copyright Aggregation Project. This
new project, formed at the request of Debian developers, gives Debian
contributors various new options to ensure the defense of software
freedom.
Specifically, Debian contributors may chose to either assign their
copyrights to Conservancy for permanent stewardship, or sign
Conservancy's license enforcement agreement, which delegates to
Conservancy authority to enforce Free Software licenses (such as the GNU
General Public License). Several Debian contributors have already signed
both forms of agreement.

    1: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2015/aug/17/debian/

Former Debian Project Leader (DPL), Stefano Zacchiroli enthusiastically
welcomed the program, saying: "I urged Conservancy to work with Debian
to create this program. Holding copyright on Free Software code is a
privilege, but also a huge responsibility. Debian Developers have asked
me for years a way to make sure some charity they can trust looked after
their hard work and ensured Free Software licenses were upheld.
Conservancy is the best partner I can imagine for this job. I've signed
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Neil McGovern | 5 Aug 11:01 2015
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DebConf15 — Debian Conference in Heidelberg

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DebConf15 — Debian Conference in Heidelberg            press <at> debconf.org
August 5th, 2015               https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150805
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5 August 2015

  * 16th Debian conference, first time in Germany, 15–22 August 2015,
    Heidelberg
  * Largest DebConf so far with more than 550 participants from 53
    countries expected
  * "Open weekend" on 15/16 August; only very few spaces left
  * Renowned speakers to talk on subjects including the Cloud, security
    and privacy, streamed in real-time to the Internet
  * Conference website: http://debconf15.debconf.org
  * Hashtag for social media: #DebConf15

Heidelberg, August 2015 — The international Debian conference "DebConf"
will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from 15 to 22 August 2015.
Volunteer developers and contributors from all over the world will come
together to inform each other and the general public about progress and
ongoing work and to engage in discussions and planning for future
development. With more than 550 attendees from 53 countries, DebConf15
will be the largest DebConf so far.

At the start of the 8-day-conference, the organising team invites
members of the public to an "Open Weekend", to inform themselves about
the Debian Project, its operating systems and the people behind them.
More information about this weekend is available at
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Cédric Boutillier | 22 Jul 08:56 2015
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Debian Project News - July 21, 2015

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July 21, 2015                https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/06/
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Welcome to this year's sixth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Perl team sprint
  * New documentation guides on the Debian website
  * Bits from the DPL
  * Help rescuing Debian Live Rescue
  * Debian switches to FFmpeg for multimedia packages
  * Reproducible builds funded by the Linux Foundation
  * Transition to GCC5 and libstdc++6
  * Report from Google Summer of Code students
  * Long Term Support reports
  * Tips and Tricks
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Perl team sprint
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The Debian Perl team had its first sprint [1] in May, and it was a
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Cédric Boutillier | 16 Jun 07:14 2015
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Debian Project News - June 15, 2015

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June 15, 2015                https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/05/
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Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Souvenirs from Jessie's release parties from all over the world
  * Reports
  * A challenge to improve reproducibility
  * Debian Squeeze LTS reports
  * An official mirrors redirector
  * A glimpse at DebConf15's program
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Souvenirs from Jessie's release parties from all over the world
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To celebrate Jessie's release, many parties were organised all over the
world. Here is a collection of links to photos and reports of the
various events, in Évry [1] (France), Perth [2] (Australia), San [3]
Francisco [4] (USA), and several [5] places [6] in [7] India, from where
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Cédric Boutillier | 13 May 16:57 2015
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Debian Project News - May 12, 2015


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May 12, 2015                 https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/04/
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Welcome to this year's fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian 8 Jessie is released
  * Publicity live coverage
  * Results of the DPL elections
  * A delegation for the Outreach team
  * Debian welcomes its 2015 Google Summer of Code Students
  * Long Term Support announcements for Wheezy and Jessie, Report for Squeeze LTS
  * Reports
  * Bucharest Debian Women mini-DebConf
  * A new arm64 buildd machine
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian 8 Jessie is released
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Neil McGovern | 24 Apr 20:26 2015
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Join the LTS project to help shape Wheezy and Jessie LTS

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Join the LTS project to help shape Wheezy and Jessie LTS
April 24th, 2015               https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150424
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Almost a year after the birth of the Debian Long Term Support (LTS)
project, Squeeze LTS can be considered a success. Thanks go to the
many volunteers and sponsors! Debian 6 "Squeeze" has seen more than 200
security uploads since the start of its extended support period. The
most widely used packages have been fixed in a timely fashion and many
organizations can thus safely rely on the continued maintenance of
Squeeze LTS.

Given this experience, we are confident that Debian 7 "Wheezy" and
Debian 8 "Jessie" will benefit from Long Term Support.

However, some restrictions in coverage had to be made for Squeeze LTS.
For example, only x86 PCs (amd64 and i386) are supported, and a number
of popular packages are unsupported. For example, you cannot run a
Xen dom0 or a KVM host with Squeeze, and there isn't support for
graphical browsers. The current team resources are only enough to keep
up with the observed workload, and would not be sufficient to extend
this further.

Thus, if you want Wheezy LTS to have a better coverage for such use
cases and for less popular packages, please consider helping the Debian
LTS team, either with developer time or with funding.

This summer, during DebConf 15 in Heidelberg, the Debian LTS team
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Donald Norwood | 16 Apr 13:56 2015

Debian Project News - April 16th, 2015

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April 16th, 2015             https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/03/
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Welcome to this year's third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Jessie coming soon!
  * Reports
  * Calls For Help
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Jessie coming soon!
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Niels Thykier of the Debian Release team made the official
announcement [1] of a target release date of Saturday 25 April for
Debian 8 Jessie! The date although announced is still subject to change
for critical issues, but otherwise we are moving into the final stages
for release. There will be a quiet period starting Saturday 18 April;
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Paul Wise | 27 Mar 07:36 2015
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Imagination maintains momentum for Debian MIPS ports

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Imagination maintains momentum for Debian MIPS ports    press <at> debian.org
March 27th, 2015               https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150327
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In October of 2014, Imagination Technologies donated several MIPS-based
machines for Debian development; these include substantially faster
Loongson 3A (mipsel) and Cavium Octeon II (mips) servers. The brand new
machines include three Loongson LS3A-RS780E development boards, one
Lemote 3A ITX and three EdgeRouter Pro 8 port machines.

"Debian's distributed build cluster requires high performance and high
reliability from the machines used", explains Aurelien Jarno, Debian
MIPS port maintainer. "We are confident that these devices will help us
build and maintain Debian's MIPS ports over the next release cycles".

The Debian MIPS ports are also possible thanks to donations from the AQL
hosting service provider, the Eaton remote controlled ePDU and many
other individual members of the Debian community.

About Debian
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The Debian Project was founded in 1993 to be a truly free community
project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the largest and
most influential open source projects. Thousands of volunteers from all
over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software.
Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer
types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".
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Donald Norwood | 13 Mar 00:14 2015

Debian Project News - March 12, 2015

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March 12, 2015               https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/02/
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Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Reports
  * A delegation for the Trademark Team
  * Calls for help: Debian Partners Program
  * Debian Project Leader Elections 2015
  * Events
  * Other news
  * DPN asks: DSA, what do you do?
  * Interviews
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Reports
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Andreas Tille posted the DebianMed Sprint report [1], detailing the
fifth sprint collaboration between the DebianMed team, BioLinux,
developers, and users. The event was a great showcase for the Blends
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Cédric Boutillier | 17 Feb 17:56 2015
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Debian Project News - February 16, 2015

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February 16, 2015            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/01/
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Welcome to this year's first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * A brief history of the arm64 port
  * First release candidate of Jessie Debian Installer
  * Debian Mirrors new and old
  * Debian Long Term Support
  * Debian members vote to limit Technical Committee Term
  * Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2015
  * Progress on reproducible builds
  * Bug Squashing Parties
  * Recap of the 2015 mini-DebConf in Mumbai
  * 2048-bit key removal from Debian keyrings
  * Reports
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

A brief history of the arm64 port
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Paul Wise | 6 Feb 07:40 2015
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New Debian security mirror for Asia

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New Debian security mirror for Asia                     press <at> debian.org
February 6th, 2015             https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150206
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The Debian Project is pleased to announce a new security.debian.org
mirror with hardware and hosting provided by SAKURA Internet, Inc. The
new host is located in and serves content from Japan.

The hardware and hosting donation will allow the Debian Systems
Administration (DSA) team to improve Debian's core services by providing
a security mirror archive for Asia and is another step towards
decentralized and stable security mirror access for world.

"In combination with the GeoDNS feature used by Debian, the new mirror
should speed up downloads for our users in that geographical area
drastically. This is a welcome improvement in the worldwide coverage of
dedicated official security.debian.org mirrors, administrated by the
Debian project" said Martin Zobel-Helas, a member of the Debian System
Administrator team.

"SAKURA Internet is a leading Japanese hosting service provider which
hosts many servers running the Debian operating system. SAKURA is very
honored to have an opportunity to support Debian's security mirror
system and wishes to continue supporting the Debian community" says
Kunihiro Tanaka, Founder, CEO, and President of SAKURA Internet.

About SAKURA Internet
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