Joey Schulze | 25 Apr 15:58 2007

Debian Project participates in Google's Summer of Code

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Debian Project participates in Google's Summer of Code

The Debian project is proud that it has been accepted by Google as a
mentor organisation for this year's Summer of Code program, with nine
tasks in total.  Google will fund the students mentioned below to work
full time on these tasks during their summer vacation, from May 28th
to August 20th. They will be guided and evaluated during this time by
active Debian developers.

The main focus of all the student tasks is to create or improve
utilities that assist developers working on Debian packages and the
Debian release.  Several tasks cover communication between software
authors, users and Debian developers.  A number of tasks target
quality assurance and improved testing, while others will result in
new tools that help maintain Debian systems.

In particular the following tasks and students have been accepted:

  Jeroen van Wolffelaar will implement Mole, an infrastructure for
  managing information.  This will help make Debian's vast supply of
  data easier accessible to developers and users.  Included are
  package history and release statistics.

  Ian Haken will write tools to use QEMU, a virtual machine emulator,
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Martin Schulze | 24 Apr 21:06 2007

Debian Weekly News - April 24th, 2007

Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - April 24th, 2007

Welcome to this year's 5th issue of DWN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Roland Mas [1]announced that [2]Alioth users can use
[3]Mercurial for version control. Robert Millan [4]announced version
0.4.0 of the Debian [5]loader for Windows operating systems including
Vista. Joey Schulze [6]reported that [7]security updates are
available via IPv6 from official servers as well. The new release of
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 is [8]celebrated all over the world.


Saving Money with Debian GNU/Linux. The leader of the IT department of
Germany's [9]Federal Foreign Office, Rolf Schuster, [10]reported that
they have seriously cut their IT costs by consequently using Free
Software. Driven by the urge to save money on license fees and to
escape from update cycles the office started the move in 2002 and has
since then connected 230 embassies with the secure intranet
[11]gateways. More than 300 laptops of diplomats also run a
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