Martin Schulze | 6 Dec 21:15 2005

Debian Weekly News - December 6th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 49th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Roland Stigge [1]planned to file bugs against
packages that provide no pristine source package, but are not native
Debian packages either. Andreas Barth [2]announced that the LDAP
gateway to the [3]bug tracking system has been moved to a new host
with a configurable address.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/11/msg00364.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/11/msg00604.html
 3. http://www.debian.org/Bugs/

General Resolution: Opening the Archive. Manoj Srivastava
[4]announced the discussion period for the general resolution about
the [5]Declassification of debian-private list archives. Anthony
Towns has proposed this resolution in accordance with principles of
openness and transparency to declassify and publish posts of
historical or ongoing significance made to the private mailing list.

 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2005/11/msg00070.html
 5. http://www.debian.org/vote/2005/vote_002

Final Debian Conference 5 Report. Fabian Fagerholm [6]announced the
final [7]report about this year's [8]Debian Conference in Helsinki.
The document is intended for those who attended the conference and the
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Martin Schulze | 13 Dec 21:07 2005

Debian Weekly News - December 13th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 50th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Wouter Verhelst [1]called for talks for the
developer's room at the upcoming [2]FOSDEM conference. Nathanael
Nerode [3]reported that the C++ transitions are processing well and
that he doesn't expect new problems with it.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu/2005/12/msg00000.html
 2. http://www.debian.org/events/2006/0225-fosdem
 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2005/12/msg00074.html

Interview with Branden Robinson. TuxJournal delivered an [4]interview
with Branden that talks a bit about his background and the advantages
of the Debian distribution. His primary focus as Debian Project Leader
has been to try to resolve some long-standing infrastructural issues
that have been frustrating our developers and users.

 4. http://www.tuxjournal.net/intervista6.html

Joining Skolelinux Forces. Steffen Joeris [5]proposed using
[6]www.skolelinux.org as a debian-edu community base featuring a
[7]Planet RSS feed aggregator as well as email addresses and web
space for project members. This should not only strengthen the
debian-edu community but also facilitate coordination and cooperation
between the different local teams.
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Martin Schulze | 20 Dec 21:16 2005

Debian Weekly News - December 20th, 2005

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Welcome to this year's 51st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for
the Debian community. Mohammed Adnène Trojette summarised the events
from last year and created the [1]timeline 2004. Thomas Lange
[2]announced version 2.9 of FAI, the fully automatic installation for
Debian.

 1. http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2004/timeline
 2. http://www.uni-koeln.de/bin2/maillist/linux-fai/20051213.170012/170506

Debian on one DVD? Jaldhar Vyas [3]reported that one of the problems
GNU/Linux users in countries like India face is low bandwidth.
Therefore a distribution on CD or DVD is preferred over large network
installations or updates. He has found a sponsor and is looking for a
1-DVD version of the Debian system. Jörg Jaspert [4]confirmed that
the production is easy since he's done it before.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/12/msg00089.html
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2005/12/msg00091.html

Four Years debianforum.de. The web forum [5]debianforum.de, aimed at
German speaking Debian Users, has had its fourth anniversary on
December 20th. With discussions like "How to install a program" this
forum has turned into an important site for both the Debian beginner
and the professional in German speaking countries. With booths on
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Martin Schulze | 27 Dec 21:27 2005

Debian Weekly News - December 27th, 2005

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Welcome to this 52nd and thus last issue of this year of DWN, the
weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Merry Christmas to those
readers who celebrate the Christian event and a Happy New Year to all
of you who feel like celebrating New Years Eve. In an [1]essay David
Chisnall took a look at the cost of Free Software in connection to the
freedom people gain by using Free Software.

 1. http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=431711&rl=1

Package Backports for Sarge. Norbert Tretkowski [2]announced, that
[3]backports.org eventually supports the current stable Debian
[4]release code-named sarge. Debian developers can upload their
backported packages into the archive. Norbert also provided some
[5]notes on using backports.org for end users and [6]developers.

 2. http://www.inittab.de/blog/2005/12/16#20051216_sarge
 3. http://www.backports.org/
 4. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/
 5. http://www.backports.org/instructions.html
 6. http://lists.backports.org/lurker/message/20051207.140929.3a97ba5c.en.html

The Debian KDE Team in an Interview. The [7]Debian KDE team has been
[8]interviewed by "The people behind KDE", a site that aims to
present the people involved in the KDE community. The interview
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