Alexander Reichle-Schmehl | 2 Nov 12:19 2011

DebConf12 Nicaragua dates confirmed

The Debian Project                       
DebConf12 Nicaragua dates confirmed                      press <at>
November 2nd, 2011     

DebConf12 Nicaragua dates confirmed
DebConf12 to take place in Managua, Nicaragua in July 2012

The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian operating system, has
confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf12.

The conference will take place from July 8 to July 14 2012, in Managua,
Nicaragua. In DebConf's twelve-year history, this will be the first time
it will be held in Central 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. 

"The members of the Debian community in Nicaragua, working together with
their fellow communities in Central America, are very excited to be
hosting this event, and are happy to welcome our colleagues from around
the world to join us in Managua at this very important and productive
conference" says Leandro G&oacute;mez, leader of the local team for
DebConf12. "This conference will boost the local Debian and Free Software
communities and help to bring awareness for the Debian Project, with new
contributors and enthusiasts from our country and the surrounding region
(Continue reading)

David Prévot | 7 Nov 20:52 2011

Debian Project News - November 7th 2011

The Debian Project                      
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at>
November 7th, 2011  

Welcome to this year's fourteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Updated Debian: 6.0.3 and 5.0.9 released
  * DebConf12 official dates
  * Debian Installer localisation
  * Feedback after DebConf11
  * Uses of Emdebian
  * Bits from the DPL
  * New Member process
  * Further interviews
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Updated Debian: 6.0.3 and 5.0.9 released

The third update for Debian 6.0 (codename [1] "Squeeze") and the ninth
update for Debian 5.0 (codename [2] "Lenny") have been released. These
updates mainly add corrections for security problems to the stable and
(Continue reading)