Martin Schulze | 1 Mar 20:50 2005

Debian Weekly News - March 1st, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Harald Welte [1]reported a 2.1 M pps (packets per
second) UDP packet forwarding rate over four gigabit ethernet ports,
which is a new record for Linux. After [2]OASIS, of which Debian is a
member, has accepted a patent policy that has bad consequences on
implementation of the standards, John Goerzen [3]called for support
for an open letter.

 1. http://gnumonks.org/~laforge/weblog/2005/02/23#20050223-olsson-newrecord
 2. http://www.oasis-open.org/
 3. http://lists.spi-inc.org/pipermail/spi-general/2005-February/001227.html

Debian Release Update. Andreas Barth [4]sent in a new update for the
release progress in which he outlines the timeline for the third
release candidate of the [5]debian-installer. The buildd
infrastructure is also getting some improvements, and will soon be in
shape for the release. A lot of bugs were fixed and several out-dated
libraries will be removed from sarge.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/02/msg00010.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Debian Cluster Components. The Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Croatia
has [6]released their Debian Cluster Components, which is a fairly
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Martin Schulze | 8 Mar 21:05 2005

Debian Weekly News - March 8th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 10th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Several developers use the campaigning period of
this year's project leader election intensely on the [1]debian-vote
list and ask the candidates to clarify their position. John Goerzen
[2]announced that [3]SPI can now [4]accept donations by check from
Canada.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/03/msg00000.html
 3. http://www.spi-inc.org/
 4. http://www.spi-inc.org/news/2005/20050218

Debian Project Leader Election. [5]Anthony Towns, [6]Jonathan
Walther, [7]Branden Robinson and [8]Angus Lees have also nominated
themselves for the upcoming [9]project leader election, so that the
developers can choose among six candidates. The campaigning period has
already will last until March 21st. Helen Faulkner and Martin F.
Krafft will conduct an [10]IRC debate on March 19th and [11]called for
suggestions for questions to be put to the candidates.

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2005/02/msg00119.html
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2005/02/msg00121.html
 7. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2005/02/msg00123.html
 8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2005/02/msg00114.html
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Martin Schulze | 15 Mar 21:04 2005

Debian Weekly News - March 15th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 11th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Sean Finney [1]uploaded the first version of the
[2]dbconfig-common package which implements a general database
maintenance interface and is intended to be used by other packages.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/03/msg00150.html
 2. http://people.debian.org/~seanius/policy/examples/

DebConf 5 Call for Papers. On the 15th of March the [3]Call for
Papers for [4]DebConf 5 will end. The list of [5]proposal contains
more than 20 items. The review committee will make its decision by
April 1st. The Debian conference is most important event where Debian
developers and interested users meet to discuss about the Debian
project and its development. This year DebConf will take place in
[6]Helsinki, [7]Finland.

 3. http://www.debconf.org/debconf5/news/call_for_papers
 4. http://www.debconf.org/debconf5/
 5. http://comas.linux-aktivaattori.org/debconf5/general/proposals
 6. http://www.debconf.org/debconf5/about/helsinki
 7. http://www.debconf.org/debconf5/about/finland

Debian Logo License. Francesco Poli [8]wondered if there has been any
progress recently to change the license of Debian [9]logos to a free
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Martin Schulze | 22 Mar 21:13 2005

Debian Weekly News - March 22nd, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 12th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. The [1]proposal from the meeting of release and
ftpmaster teams was discussed controversial on the [2]debian-devel
list by many developers with more than 1000 mails. Many people don't
appreciate to drop several architectures since supporting them was one
big benefit of the Debian system.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/03/msg00012.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/

Restricting the License to GPLv2. Daniel Carrera [3]pondered about
the restriction of the Linux kernel to version 2 of the GNU
[4]General Public License. Looking at the large number of
contributors, this would make it nearly impossible to migrate to
version 3 when it is available. Matthew Palmer [5]fears for a lot of
unpleasant forking action when the new license doesn't look like what
developers expect.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/03/msg00312.html
 4. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/03/msg00314.html

Debian-Installer Release Candidate 3. Joey Hess [6]began to [7]work
on the next release candidate of the new [8]debian-installer. Most
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Martin Schulze | 29 Mar 21:09 2005

Debian Weekly News - March 29th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 13th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. James Troup [1]announced the addition of two
developers to the ftpmaster team, who will work on new packages in
particular. Rob Bradford eventually [2]announced the founding of a an
Debian UK society that will deal with donations in the UK.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/03/msg00142.html
 2. http://www.robster.org.uk/blog/2005/03/20#founding-20050320

Debian-Installer RC3 released. Joey Hess [3]announced the third
release candidate of the [4]debian-installer. The most significant
change in this release are updated versions of all kernels that
include numerous security fixes. The partitioner has also been
improved with regards to other operating systems.

 3. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/News/2005/20050323
 4. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

New Mailing-Lists created. Pascal Hakim [5]announced the creation of
a few lists. There are three new localisation lists
([6]debian-l10n-arabic, [7]debian-l10n-czech, and
[8]debian-l10n-korean), as well as two new infrastructure lists.
[9]debian-testing-changes will be used to show changes to the testing
distribution, while [10]debian-dak will be used for discussion
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