DebConf11 Talks Team | 9 Apr 20:01 2011

DebConf11 call for contributions

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April 8th, 2011                 http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110408
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DebConf11 call for contributions

We invite submissions of proposals for papers, presentations,
discussion sessions and tutorials for Debconf11. Submissions don't have
to be limited to traditional talks, you could propose a performance,
art installation, debate, or anything else. Official submissions will
be accepted until May 8th 2011, 23.59 UTC.

This year submission of a formal written paper for the conference
proceedings is again optional, though encouraged. Providing a written
paper in advance means that interested people can attend your session
ready with ideas for discussion, and especially helps those who find it
hard to follow rapid English speech.

DebConf talks will be broadcast live on the Internet where possible,
and videos of the talks will be published on the web along with the
presentation slides and papers. Talks+Q&A should be 45 minutes long,
with a 15 minute break between events.

This year, we will continue to organize talks into "tracks". If you
have a proposal for a DebConf track, such as "Debian Science", "Debian
Infrastructure", or "Community Outreach", please contact
debconf-team <at> lists.debconf.org. If you would like to be a track
coordinator, please volunteer on that list. Talks will be added to
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David Prévot | 18 Apr 20:47 2011
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Debian Project News - April 18th, 2011

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April 18th, 2011              http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2011/06/
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Welcome to this year's sixth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Bits from the Release Team -- Kicking off "Wheezy" 
  * Registration now open for DebConf11 and call for contributions
  * Report from the FTP Master meeting
  * The Canterbury Project: an amazing example of cross-distro collaboration
  * Report from Med <at> Tel
  * Further interviews
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Bits from the Release Team -- Kicking off "Wheezy"
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Neil McGovern sent some bits from the Release Team [1] calling for
feedback on the recent release. He also addresses various subjects that
are currently under discussion: time-based freezes, transitions,
release goals, sprint organisation and 0-day NMU policy.

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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 23 Apr 10:45 2011
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Debian Project mourns the loss of Adrian von Bidder

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Debian Project mourns the loss of Adrian von Bidder

The Debian Project has lost an active member of its community. Adrian
von Bidder (cmot) died on April 17th.

Adrian was one of the founding members and current secretary of
debian.ch, he sparked many ideas that made Debian Switzerland be what
it is today.  Adrian also actively maintained software in the Debian
package archive, and represented the project at numerous events.  Even
to those, who haven't worked with him directly, he was well known for
his sometimes thoughtful, sometimes funny blog posts.

 [1]: http://debian.ch

Adrian founded the "NTP Pool" [2] (crowd-sourced time synchronisation),
which our project has since fully adopted.

 [2]: http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/

The Debian Project honours his excellent work and strong dedication to
Debian and Free Software.  Adrian's broad technical knowledge and his
ability and consistent willingness to share that knowledge with others
will be missed.  The contributions of Adrian will not be forgotten, and
the high standards of his work will continue to serve as an inspiration
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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 26 Apr 13:31 2011
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Welcome to our 2011 Debian Google Summer of Code students!

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Welcome to our 2011 Debian Google Summer of Code students!

The Debian project is proud to announce, that it has again been choosen
as Mentoring organization for this year's "Google Summer of Code".
This year nine students have been accepted [1]and will be sponsored by
Google during their summer vacation to work on a specific task for a
mentoring project.

 1: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2011/debian

They should soon be posting to report their progress on Debian's blog
aggregator Debian Planet [2] and you're welcome to come talk to them on
#debian-soc on irc.debian.org.

 2: http://planet.debian.org

Further details will be posted in the coming days on the related wiki
page [3].

 3: http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2011

The following projects have been accepted:

Automated Multi-Arch Cross-Building and Bootstrapping
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jidanni | 26 Apr 22:15 2011

Re: Debian Project mourns the loss of ...

Could the Debian obituaries start including the age, and cause of death
please. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obituary#Contents

Ben Finney | 27 Apr 03:00 2011
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Re: Debian Project mourns the loss of ...

jidanni <at> jidanni.org writes:

> Could the Debian obituaries start including the age, and cause of death
> please. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obituary#Contents

−1. It's not the business of the Debian project to ask such questions of
the surviving family, nor to distribute that information without
explicit permission.

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Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 27 Apr 14:21 2011
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"Cease and desist orders" for distributing Debian is a prank

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"Cease and desist orders" for distributing Debian is a prank

Currently the case of an alleged "cease and desist order" received by a
German Debian user is causing quite a stir. In a faked lawyer's letter the
user was accused of violating the rights of a Dutch company by distributing
the Debian operating system via bittorrent.

It has now turned out that the "cease and desist order" was a bad prank,
and that the accusation as well as the Dutch company were made up.
Parallel investigations by the Debian Project had also resulted in the
conclusion that the Debian Project doesn't and never did distribute any
works of the (imaginary) Dutch company.

"Immediately contacting Debian and a lawyer was exactly the right way to
react." says Alexander Reichle-Schmehl, Press Officer and member of
Debian's FTP Team: "Because of the Debian Free Software Guidelines [1]
distributing the Debian Operating System is perfectly legal, and is not
only accepted but highly encouraged by the Debian Project."

  1: http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

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