Martin Schulze | 4 Mar 19:46 2003

Debian Weekly News - March 4th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Today's issue is a little bit short, so the next one
will probably be a little bit longer. Marek Habersack [1]informed us
about an [2]article about Linux security - a continuing joke. It made
us laugh.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-curiosa-0302/msg00048.html
 2. http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7598

GNOME 2.2 for Debian Woody. Jamie Strandboge [3]announced on
DesktopLinux.com that he has backported GNOME packages from Debian
unstable, which have been recompiled to run on Debian stable. The list
of packages also include Gnucash, Mozilla, Galeon and Evolution. To
use the packages you only need to add a line to your sources.list
file.

 3. http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8212380009.html

New Mailing Lists created. Anand Kumria [4]announced several new
lists to support work for non-english languages. Additionally the
[5]deity has been opened to the public and a [6]debian-accessibility
has been created. Earlier he [7]announced that he had installed razor
and crossassassin to reduce the number of spam mails distributed
through the Debian lists.
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Martin Schulze | 11 Mar 20:22 2003

Debian Weekly News - March 11th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 10th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. It seems to have been a [1]big week in Linux
kernel development. Recent work promises to make exciting improvements
for desktop users. Meanwhile, [2]Openstuff.net has recently released
a new range of low cost [3]Debian fun stuff, including t-shirts, polo
shirts, sweat shirts and suitcases.

 1. http://kerneltrap.org/node.php?id=603
 2. http://www.openstuff.net/
 3. http://openstuff.net/index.py/categ/categ/3

Call for Votes in the DPL Election. The Debian Project Secretary
[4]posted the first call for votes this year's Election of the Debian
Project Leader (DPL). Last year's voting engine, which is relatively
well tested, will be used again. The order of candidates names on the
voting form was randomly selected and voters may indicate their
preference for each candidate. Votes must be GnuPG (or PGP) signed and
received by 23:59:59 UTC on March 29th, 2003. Up to the minute voting
statistics are [5]available.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote-0303/msg00033.html
 5. http://master.debian.org/~srivasta/leader2003.html

Using translated debconf Templates. Michael Bramer [6]informed us
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Martin Schulze | 14 Mar 12:25 2003

Debian Project at CeBIT and OOoCon

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Debian Project at CeBIT and OOoCon

Two exhibitions and conferences that cover Free Software and GNU/Linux
are taking place during the next couple of days.  The Debian project
has been invited to participate in them with various means.

March 12th - 19th    CeBIT 2003
                     Hannover, Germany
                     http://www.debian.org/events/2003/0312-cebit

        At this year's CeBIT, one one of the world's most important
        computer exhibitions, the Debian project maintains a part of
        the booth of Linuxland (hall 6, booth A52/182).

        A general Debian meeting takes place each day from 14:00 to
        14:30 at the Linuxland booth.  Interested people who attend
        CeBIT can stop by for a short chat or keysigning.

        Frank Ronneburg will also give a talk on Monday, March 17th,
        covering the use of Debian GNU/Linux in business environments.

 	Additionally the KDE team is organizing a keysigning session on
 	Sunday 14:00 inside of the Linux Park in Hall 6, booth
 	A53/068).
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Martin Schulze | 18 Mar 19:36 2003

Debian Weekly News - March 18th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. For some time a French group and the French
chapter of the Free Software Foundation Europe ([1]ABUL) have been
[2]working on the idea to have Free Software classified as an
intangible world cultural heritage term by the [3]UNESCO.

 1. http://www.abul.org/
 2. http://www.fsfeurope.org/projects/mankind/
 3. http://www.unesco.org/

Leader Election Debate. This year's [4]election [5]debate on IRC
took place on March 7th with about 100 people [6]attending. After the
candidates clarified their position the debate ended with some
humorous items. Martin Michlmayr would probably win if only the
candidates could vote (and couldn't give their vote to themselves).
This seems to demonstrate that Branden Robinson hasn't yet got his
stated superpower of choice, perhaps Bdale Garbee's amateur satellite
counteracts the effects. Moshe Zadka stated that he would like his
term (if elected) to be remembered for establishing world-peace,
although he thinks that would be as unlikely as the other candidates'
goals. Meanwhile, Manoj sent the second [7]call for votes.

 4. http://www.debian.org/vote/2003/vote_0001
 5. http://www.debian.org/vote/2003/dpl-debate.log
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Steve Langasek | 25 Mar 20:17 2003
Picon

Re: Getting a college degree is now easier than ever

On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 09:32:17PM +1000, Stuart Longland wrote:
> The following email has been forwarded to SpamCop.net.  A full report
> may be found here:
> http://spamcop.net/sc?id=z76024386zec355da935bcb6593caf020727c6bef0z

Please stop doubling the number of Spam-related messages on these mailing
lists.

--

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
Martin Schulze | 25 Mar 19:49 2003

Debian Weekly News - March 25th, 2003

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Welcome to this year's 12th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. This year's leader election will end in less
than a week and some interesting numbers have been released already.
Hugh Saunders [1]wondered if people could imagine anything more
frustrating than trying to read a Debian list from a Hotmail account.
Quickly, Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta [2]answered with a set of programs
to manage exactly this under GNU/Linux.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-curiosa-0302/msg00119.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-curiosa-0302/msg00121.html

Status of the DPL Election. Manoj Srivastava sent out the final
[3]call for votes for the current Debian Project Leader (DPL)
[4]election. About 50 % the Debian developers have voted already,
others can still cast their vote until March 29th. Manoj is also
[5]concerned about the high number of rejected ballots and manually
checked them out. 140 rejections were received and none of them came
from Mutt, even though it's the user agent that is most widely
[6]used. Moshe Zadka, one of the candidates, sent a [7]letter
stating that he doesn't trust the integrity of the secretary and asked
for an independent Debian developer for control counting.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0303/msg00016.html
 4. http://www.debian.org/vote/2003/vote_0001
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