Neil McGovern | 8 Sep 17:43 2014
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FSF and Debian join forces to help free software users find the hardware they need

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FSF and Debian join forces to help free software users find the
hardware they need                                       press <at> debian.org
September 8th, 2014              http://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140908
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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Debian project today
announced cooperation to expand and enhance h-node [1], a database to
help users learn and share information about computers that work with
free software operating systems.

    1: http://h-node.org

While other databases list hardware that is technically compatible with
GNU/Linux, h-node lists hardware as compatible only if it does not
require any proprietary software or firmware. Information about hardware
that flunks this test is also included, so users know what to avoid. The
database lists individual components, like wifi and video cards, as well
as complete notebook systems.

The compatibility information comes from users testing hardware on
systems running only free software. Previously, h-node site guidelines
required they be running one of the FSF's endorsed distributions [2].
While the FSF does not include Debian on this list because the Debian
project provides a repository of nonfree software, the FSF does
acknowledge that Debian's main repository, which by default is the only
place packages come from, is completely free.

    2: http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html
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Cédric Boutillier | 14 Aug 23:20 2014
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Debian Project News - August 14, 2014


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August 14th, 2014            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/12/
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Welcome to this year's twelth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian Day 2014
  * Help needed with ejabberd testing
  * 2014-Debian Developers per Country
  * OpenAmbit is now in unstable
  * Debian arm64 port at 85%
  * First steps towards source-only uploads
  * Check the schedule for DebConf14
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian Day 2014
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Debian Day [1] is celebrated on August 16 of each year and this year [2]
it falls on a Saturday. So far it looks as if sixteen towns or cities in
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jean-pierre giraud | 4 Jul 19:33 2014
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Debian Project News - July 3rd, 2014


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July 3rd, 2014                http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/11/
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Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Google Summer of Code updates
  * The first set of talks for DebConf14 have been accepted!
  * Debian is moving (back) to GLIBC
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Google Summer of Code updates
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S.M. Floris gives a status update to Muon package integration with
apt-listbugs [1]: apt-listbugs will warn users when installing packages if
those packages have serious, grave, or critical bugs. The muon package
is available in the Git repository for the muon package on Alioth [2] under
the gsoc-floris-2014 branch. Ian S. Donnelly takes us through his 4 week
experience and process of implementing a three-Way merge algorithm for
Elektra KeySets in C++ towards the kdb merge tool [3]. Andrew Schurman
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Cédric Boutillier | 10 Jun 11:41 2014
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Debian Project News - June 9, 2014

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Welcome to this year's tenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * A logo for DebConf15
  * Hello, MATE!
  * The Debian Continuous Integration project
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

A logo for DebConf15
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DebConf15 [1], which will be held in Heidelberg, Germany, ran a logo
competition in May. After the votes were tallied, they are pleased to
announce [2] Valessio Brito as the winner with his submitted design. The
winning design (with ongoing work on optimisation for print, web, etc.)
can be found on the DebConf15 artwork page [3].

    1: http://debconf15.debconf.org/
    2: http://lists.debconf.org/lurker/message/20140602.042106.6f42799c.en.html
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Cédric Boutillier | 27 May 00:36 2014
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Debian Project News - May 26, 2014

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May 26, 2014                  http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/09/
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Welcome to this year's ninth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * ARM64 help wanted
  * edos.debian.net back as qa.debian.org/dose
  * Bits from the Debian GNU/Hurd porters
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

ARM64 help wanted
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Wookey sent a report [1] about the state of the ARM64 port. Currently,
the port has 2 buildds running, and over 4200 packages built. The ARM64
porters are asking for help and volunteers to assist with over 300
packages that need small trivial updates. They also need assistance with
bug filing, wiki [2] updates, and programming language porting.

    1: https://lists.debian.org/debian-arm/2014/05/msg00078.html
    2: https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Port
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Cédric Boutillier | 12 May 22:27 2014
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Debian Project News - May 12, 2014

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Welcome to this year's eighth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Debian members vote to accept a code of conduct
  * Registration open for DebConf14
  * SPARC removed from Jessie
  * Promising future for Debian in embedded systems
  * Bits from the Release Team
  * Bits from the systemd + GNOME sprint
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian members vote to accept a code of conduct
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Just after the election of the Debian Project Leader, Debian members
were called by Kurt Roeckx [1], Debian secretary, to vote on a general
resolution for a code of conduct proposed by Wouter Verhelst. This code
of conduct [2] promoting respect, good faith, collaboration, conciseness
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Cédric Boutillier | 15 Apr 00:13 2014
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Debian Project News - April 14, 2014


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April 14, 2014                http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2014/07/
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Welcome to this year's seventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Results of the DPL elections
  * Debsources stats: Historical overview of Debian source code
  * Reports from Mini-DebConf Barcelona
  * CAcert removed from Debian
  * Discussion of a fully functional RTC/VoIP client for "Jessie"
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Results of the DPL elections
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Lucas Nussbaum has just been reelected by the Debian Developers as the
Debian Project Leader.

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Cédric Boutillier | 31 Mar 22:31 2014
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Debian Project News - March 31st, 2014

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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:

  * Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 released
  * Indian federal state of Tamil Nadu adopts
    Debian derivative BOSS GNU/Linux as official OS
  * Rebuild of the Debian archive with Clang
  * BeagleBoard shifts to Debian
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 released
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On March 19, Cyril Brulebois, member of the Debian Installer team [1],
announced the Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 release [2]: the first
alpha version of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

Several improvements have been introduced, among which are a bug-fix in
the apt-setup package and the fact that the grub-installer now supports
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Debian Project News - March 17th, 2014


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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:

  * The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid provides a Debian VPS service
  * DebConf, past and future
  * Upcoming votes in the Debian Project: DPL elections and a code of conduct
  * Bits from the DPL
  * Bits from the Security Team
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid provides a Debian VPS service
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The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid [1] (CeSViMa),
which is part of the Technical University of Madrid [2] and houses
Magerit [3], one of the most powerful supercomputers in Spain, has
chosen Debian as host and guest operating system for its new service of
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Cédric Boutillier | 3 Mar 22:16 2014
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Debian Project News - March 3rd, 2014

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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 Technical Committee chooses systemd
  * Debian selected for Google Summer of Code 2014
  * DebConf14 organising team needs your help to raise funds
  * Barcelona Debian Women mini-DebConf
  * Debian France's new contributor game
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian Technical Committee chooses systemd
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Don Armstrong announced [1] that the Technical Committee [2], which was
asked in bug #727708 [3] to decide which init system would be the
default init system for Debian, had reached the decision that for Linux
architectures the default in Jessie should be systemd. Additional
discussions regarding the technical policy necessary for implementing
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Cédric Boutillier | 10 Feb 23:13 2014
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Debian Project News - February 10th, 2014

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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:

  * Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2014
  * Bits from the Release Team
  * Reports from recent Debian Sprints
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2014
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Nicolas Dandrimont asked all Debian contributors for projects and
mentors [1] to help Debian participate in the tenth year of the Google
Summer of Code [2]. "Everyone (member of the Debian project or not,
student or not) is welcome to submit their ideas, and to try and find
people willing to mentor the projects", explained Nicolas in his mail.
If you have an idea, please publish it on the wiki page [3], and send an
email to the coordination mailing list [4]. You can also contact Nicolas
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