Martin Schulze | 7 Feb 21:49 2006

Debian Weekly News - February 7th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Noèl Köthe [1]announced Debian [2]packages for the
[3]Kolab groupware server. An update for the stable Debian
[4]release is currently being [5]prepared which will incorporate
about 40 security updates.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/02/msg00077.html
 2. http://pkg-kolab.alioth.debian.org/
 3. http://www.kolab.org/
 4. http://www.debian.org/releases/sarge/
 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2006/02/msg00024.html

Finnish Debian Community honoured. Lars Wirzenius [6]reported that
the Finnish Debian community has been [7]honoured by the Finnish
Linux User's Group (FLUG). Every year since 2002 FLUG gives out an
award to the people or organisations who have worked well to promote
GNU/Linux in Finland. This year the main award was given to the
Finnish translators of OpenOffice.org.

 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/02/msg00002.html
 7. http://liw.iki.fi/liw/misc/flug-2006-kunniamaininta-pieni.png

Call for Project Leader Nominations. Manoj Srivastava [8]called for
nominations for the upcoming project leader election. The nomination
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Martin Schulze | 14 Feb 21:11 2006

Debian Weekly News - February 14th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 7th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Lars Wirzenius [1]nominated himself as a candidate
for the upcoming Debian project leader election. Manoj Srivastava
[2]called for nominations for this election until February 25th
again.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00466.html
 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00609.html

Delivering Free Software at 2 Gbit/s. Mattias Wadenstein published
[3]details on how the [4]Academic Computer Club at [5]Umeå
University, Sweden, managed to saturate the 2 Gbit/s of available
Internet bandwidth with a cluster of machines and http redirects. New
releases made by large Free Software projects usually means that a lot
of people want the new release immediately, and the Debian Sarge
release followed by an Ubuntu release were no exceptions.

 3. http://www.acc.umu.se/~maswan/2005-12-10/2gbit-freesoftware.html
 4. http://www.acc.umu.se/
 5. http://www.umu.se/

Message-ID Lookup for List Mails. Jeroen van Wolffelaar [6]announced
that he has re-implemented the [7]lookup by Message-ID for list mails
on [8]lists.debian.org. This service is based on an [9]idea by
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Martin Schulze | 22 Feb 21:11 2006

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Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Frederick Noronha [1]reported about the Martus
project that pits the best of the open source software world against
abusers to create a safe and secure environment in which human rights
activists can record and store data on abuses without fear.

 1. http://www.tectonic.co.za/view.php?src=rss&id=864

Requirements for hosted Applications. David Besonen [2]wondered if
the [3]GNU GPL address hosted application and requirements to provide
its source code. Glenn Maynard [4]answered that the [5]GPLv3 draft
attempts to address this issue but not in a [6]satisfactory way,
causing various practical problems.

 2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/02/msg00045.html
 3. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
 4. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/02/msg00048.html
 5. http://gplv3.fsf.org/
 6. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/01/msg00213.html

Etch Beta1 broken installation media. Frans Pop [7]announced that as
a consequence to changes to the Debian archive, most of the
installation media from Etch Beta1 are known to break. The only images
that should still be usable are the full installation CDs. These
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Martin Schulze | 28 Feb 21:08 2006

Debian Weekly News - February 28th, 2006

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Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. Lars Wirzenius [1]de-nominated himself from the
upcoming project leader election due to aspects and parts of the
project that he can't emotionally deal with. In a former [2]article
he already investigated the role of the project leader and came to the
conclusion that the important thing is to inspire and not to force.

 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00637.html
 2. http://liw.iki.fi/liw/log/2006-02.html#20060206b

Call for Votes for the GFDL Position Statement. Manoj Srivastava
[3]called for [4]votes on a General Resolution to address the Debian
project's position on the [5]GNU Free Documentation License. The
result of this vote will affect the way the Debian projects handles
documentation released under this particular license. The vote
distinguishes between works with and without invariant sections.

 3. http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/02/msg00662.html
 4. http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001
 5. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

Implementing the Mirror Split. Anthony Towns [6]announced that
ftp.debian.org will soon stop including a number of architectures for
etch (testing) and sid (unstable). Since the total size of the archive
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