Martin Schulze | 3 Sep 20:43 2002

Debian Weekly News - September 3rd, 2002

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Welcome to this year's 34th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Good news is coming from Venezuela, since
[1]Linux Today reports that all software developed for the government
must be licensed under the [2]GNU GPL.

 1. http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2002-08-30-011-26-NW-LL-PB
 2. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

OpenOffice.org uploaded to Unstable. Chris Halls recently
[3]announced that Rene Engelhard has finally uploaded OpenOffice.org
1.0.1-5 to unstable/contrib. The packages contain a large set of help
documents and internationalization files for 18 languages. However,
since the package is new to the Debian archive, it will take a while
before the files appear in the public archive. Chris Halls also
[4]announced translated [5]help files.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-openoffice-0208/msg00126.html
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-openoffice-0208/msg00138.html
 5. http://sf1.mirror.openoffice.org/miscellaneous/helpcontent

Revising old ITP Reports. Bas Zoetekouw [6]announced that he is going
to move very old ITP bugs (Intent to Package) into RFP bugs (Request
for Packaging). He only plans this for reports that are one year old
or even older. For such old intents it is unlikely that the original
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Martin Schulze | 10 Sep 19:37 2002

Debian Weekly News - September 10th, 2002

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Welcome to this year's 35th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The most interesting news for this week probably
is the removal of Qmail from Debian's [1]list server. Thanks to the
admin and listmaster team, the [2]server now happily runs Postfix.
Additionally, those who own an X-Box, may want to run [3]Debian on
it.

 1. http://murphy.debian.org/lists/
 2. http://murphy.debian.org/mrtg/
 3. http://xbox-linux.sourceforge.net/articles.php?aid=2002248060056

Placement of PHP Files. Matthew Palmer wondered where [4]libraries
and [5]programs for PHP packages should be installed. There is a mini
policy in [6]development that will probably document the correct
location for PHP extension libraries which are written in PHP.
Installing the files into /var/www may end up in the wrong web space,
however, installing them into another directory and linking it into
the real web space may not [7]work with all web servers.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0209/msg00063.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0209/msg00065.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0209/msg00109.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0209/msg00358.html

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Martin Schulze | 17 Sep 19:09 2002

Debian Weekly News - September 17th, 2002

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Welcome to this year's 36th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. We are happy to include two items from Richard
Wale this time. It was recently [1]reported (German only) that the
German [2]Federal Cartel Office will use a modified Debian system on
their [3]desktop computers (German only) system and servers.

 1. http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2002/4664.html
 2. http://www.bundeskartellamt.de/english_.html
 3. http://www.natural-computing.de/inhalte_d/produkt/produkt_sites/desktop.html

Debian supporting Sincere Choice? Gustavo Noronha Silva [4]asked
whether the Debian project is going to support [5]Sincere Choice,
which was recently founded by former Debian project leader Bruce
Perens. Sincere Choice is a political platform for projects and
individuals who believe that there should be a fair, competitive
market for computer software, both proprietary and Open Source. It was
founded in response to a [6]clever fraud.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project-0209/msg00035.html
 5. http://www.sincerechoice.com/
 6. http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/26616.html

XFree86 4.2.x. Branden and his X Strike Force colleagues continue to
work towards a 4.2.x release for Debian, with new "experimental"
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Martin Schulze | 24 Sep 18:52 2002

Debian Weekly News - September 24th, 2002

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Welcome to this year's 37th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The [1]Commission on Intellectual Property
Rights released a [2]document that mentions governments and donor
organisations in developing countries could review their software
procurement policies with a view to giving greater consideration to
low cost business software products, including generic and open-source
products that are widely available.

 1. http://www.iprcommission.org/
 2. http://www.iprcommission.org/text/documents/final_report.htm

Bits from the DPL. The Debian Project Leader (DPL) sent his [3]notes
again. Bdale Garbee talks about various conferences he was invited to
give a talk or hold a workshop, most of them had to do with Debian.
Later this month, he will attend the HPWorld convention in Los Angeles
and then spend two weekends in a row at AMSAT satellite design
meetings in Orlando, Florida, and in Marburg, Germany.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0209/msg00003.html

Debian Cluster serves as Research Tool. It was [4]reported that a
cluster computer consisting of 512 nodes has been set up at
[5]Syddansk Universitet (University of Southern Denmark). Researchers
will use the cluster to map the pig genome and to do research related
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Martin Schulze | 1 Oct 21:02 2002

Debian Weekly News - October 1st, 2002

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Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community, which includes items by Ludovic Rousseau and
Andrew Pollock this time. After over four years (1757 days) of
computation effort and millions of cpu-hours of work,
[1]distributed.net has [2]brute forced the key to RSA Security's 64
bit encryption [3]challenge, winning a US$ 10,000 prize.

 1. http://www.distributed.net/
 2. http://www.rsasecurity.com/news/releases/pr.asp?doc_id=1400
 3. http://www.rsasecurity.com/rsalabs/challenges/

High-profile Uses of Debian. Colin Walters [4]announced that he is
gathering information about high-profile [5]usage of Debian. Good
examples include deployment as a standard workstation at a university
or college, as a server for well known web sites such as Sourceforge
and Thawte.com, or in a high-reliability/availablity context (such as
a life support system in a hospital).

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0209/msg01609.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/users/

Support for Smart Cards. Ludovic Rousseau packaged most of the
[6]MuscleCard utilities provided by [7]Muscle (Movement for the Use
of Smart Card in a Linux Environment). This includes high-level
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