Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 7 Oct 17:19 2009
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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian pushes development of kFreeBSD port              press <at> debian.org
October 7th, 2009               http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20091007
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Debian pushes development of kFreeBSD port

The Debian Release Team is pleased to announce that it sees the port of
the Debian system to the FreeBSD kernel fit to be handeld equal with the
other release ports.  The upcoming release codenamed 'Squeeze' is
planned to be the first Debian distribution to be released with Linux
and FreeBSD kernels.

The kFreeBSD architectures for the AMD64/Intel EM64T and i386 processor
architectures are now release architectures.  Severe bugs on these
architectures will be considered release critical the same way as bugs
on other architectures like armel or i386 are.  If a particular package
does not build or work properly on such an architecture this problem is
considered release-critical.

Debian's main motivation for the inclusion of the FreeBSD kernel into
the official release process is the opportunity to offer to its users a
broader choice of kernels and also include a kernel that provides
features such as jails, the OpenBSD Packet Filter and support for NDIS
drivers in the mainline kernel with full support.

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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 7 Oct 17:20 2009
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Debian pushes development of kFreeBSD port

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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian pushes development of kFreeBSD port              press <at> debian.org
October 7th, 2009               http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20091007
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Debian pushes development of kFreeBSD port

The Debian Release Team is pleased to announce that it sees the port of
the Debian system to the FreeBSD kernel fit to be handeld equal with the
other release ports.  The upcoming release codenamed 'Squeeze' is
planned to be the first Debian distribution to be released with Linux
and FreeBSD kernels.

The kFreeBSD architectures for the AMD64/Intel EM64T and i386 processor
architectures are now release architectures.  Severe bugs on these
architectures will be considered release critical the same way as bugs
on other architectures like armel or i386 are.  If a particular package
does not build or work properly on such an architecture this problem is
considered release-critical.

Debian's main motivation for the inclusion of the FreeBSD kernel into
the official release process is the opportunity to offer to its users a
broader choice of kernels and also include a kernel that provides
features such as jails, the OpenBSD Packet Filter and support for NDIS
drivers in the mainline kernel with full support.

About Debian
------------

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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 8 Oct 17:55 2009
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Robotic Submarine Running Debian Wins International Competition

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The Debian Project                                      press <at> debian.org
Robotic Submarine Running Debian Wins International Competition
October 8th, 2009               http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20091008
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Robotic Submarine Running Debian Wins International Competition

This August, a team of 35 undergraduate students from Cornell University
sank the competition at the 12th annual Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Competition[0], sponsored by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
International and the Office of Naval Research. The competition takes
place in a large acoustic testing pool operated by the US Navy SPAWAR
Systems Center. It calls for entries to pass through a gate, follow a
path, ram a submerged buoy, fire through a square target with small
torpedoes, drop markers into bins containing simulated targets, recover
a PVC target and surface through an octagon shape, all without human
intervention. The Cornell Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team (CUAUV)[1]
took first place by completing the entire course at the competition, a
feat not seen since MIT won in 2002. This was Cornell's first victory
since 2003.

Cornell's vehicle, named "Nova," runs a custom software stack on top of
a single board computer running Linux and relies heavily on Debian.
"Debian works amazingly well for us," said Benjamin Seidenberg, CUAUV's
new software team leader. "Not only do we use it on the vehicle, we also
run it on the computers in our lab and our servers, and use it to
develop our custom electronics." Seidenberg, who also handles IT issues
for the team, said that they consolidated on Debian three years ago.
"When I joined the team, we had computers running Windows XP, Windows
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Jimmy Kaplowitz | 30 Oct 20:04 2009

DebConf10 to take place in New York City, USA in August 2010


~~~ October 30, 2009 : PRESS RELEASE ~~~

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DebConf10 to take place in New York City, USA in August 2010
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* Annual Debian conference to take place August 1-7, 2010
* Hosted in New York City; first time ever in the United States
* General public invited to day of talks about Debian and Free Software
* Call for papers, registration to open in January 2010

New York City, USA, October 30, 2009 - The Debian Project,
the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system,
confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference,
DebConf10.

The conference will take place from August 1 to 7, 2010, at Columbia
University, in New York City, USA, in cooperation with the Columbia
Computer Science department. In DebConf's eleven-year
history, this will be the first time it has been held in the
United States of America.

Every year, DebConf allows new and existing Debian project participants
from around the world to assemble, share knowledge, make collaborative
contributions to Debian, and build tighter community bonds. Conference
costs are largely funded by corporate sponsors who find significant
value in enabling Debian's success.

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