Francesca Ciceri | 1 Mar 21:17 2012
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Switzerland to host Debian Conference 2013

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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Switzerland to host Debian Conference 2013        press <at> lists.debian.org
                                http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120301
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March 1st, 2012

On February 20, 2012, the DebConf committee decided that DebConf13, the
Debian developer conference of 2013, should take place on the shores of
the Lake Neuch√Ętel in Switzerland, most likely in the middle of
August. More details may be found on the [1] organizers' wiki.

	http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf13/Switzerland/Bid

In a two hour meeting on Monday evening, the Swiss bid narrowly won
over the bid from Riga, Latvia. Teams had been preparing their bids
since mid-2011, seeking venues and local sponsors in their respective
cities and countries. 

The two bids both had character and unique identities. On the one hand,
the Riga proposal was totally centered on city and university life. On
the other hand, the Swiss bid aimed to bring DebConf to a setting that
is known for its natural beauty.

"Our proposal strongly focuses on the community gathering aspect of
DebConf. Accomodation, hacking spaces and talk rooms will be at the
same place with a beautiful view over the Lake Neuchatel and to Swiss
alps. We'll have the whole holiday camp exclusively for DebConf", said
Gaudenz Steinlin, member of the Swiss team.

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Francesca Ciceri | 5 Mar 20:53 2012
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Debian Project News - March 5th, 2012

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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
March 5th, 2012               http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2012/05/
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Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * Rebuild of the Debian archive with clang
  * Debian Peru revival
  * DebConf11 final report is out
  * Debian Utsav
  * Other news
  * Upcoming events
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Rebuild of the Debian archive with clang
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Sylvestre Ledru performed a study that rebuilt the Debian archive using clang
[1], a new C/C++/Objective-C compiler. The goal was to evaluate the current
capabilities of clang for compilation and C/C++/objective-C support. Results
are available on the Debian clang web pages [2].

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Francesca Ciceri | 11 Mar 17:49 2012
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"Squeeze" based Debian Edu version released

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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
First "Squeeze" based Debian Edu version released      press <at> debian.org
March 11th, 2012                http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120311
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March 11th, 2012

The Debian Edu Team is pleased to announce the release of Debian Edu
"Squeeze" 6.0.4+r0! Debian Edu (aka "Skolelinux") is a Debian Pure
Blend specifically targeted at schools and educational institutions,
and provides a completely configured school network environment out of
the box. It covers PXE installation, PXE booting for diskless machines,
and setup for a school server, for stationary workstations, and for
workstations that can be taken away from the school network. Several
educational applications like Celestia, Dr. Geo, GCompris, GeoGebra,
Kalzium, KGeography and Solfege are included in the default desktop
setup.

Besides including everything provided by the fourth update of Debian 
"Squeeze" (6.0.4), this new release of Debian Edu introduces some
interesting improvements, including: replacement of LWAT with GOsa² as
the LDAP administration interface; updated artwork and new Debian Edu /
Skolelinux logo; a new LXDE desktop option, in addition to KDE
(default) and GNOME (LXDE and GNOME are available only with the CD
installation method); faster LTSP client boot; improved handing of
removable media on thin clients; a new roaming workstation profile for
laptops; full Samba NT4 domain support for Windows XP/Vista/7; etc. 
The Debian Edu Team has also worked intensively on the documentation,
improving and extending the manual which is now fully translated to
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Francesca Ciceri | 20 Mar 16:40 2012
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Debian Project News - March 20th, 2012

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The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity <at> lists.debian.org
March 19th, 2012              http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2012/06/
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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:

  * Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: the candidates
  * First "Squeeze" -based Debian Edu released
  * Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.10 released
  * Reports from recent Bug Squashing Parties
  * Announcinggobby.debian.org
  * The Debian Kernel Team rocks!
  * Interviews
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: the candidates
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On 2 March, Kurt Roeckx, current Debian Project Secretary, sent the call for
nominations [1] for the 2012 Debian Project Leader elections. Unlike last year,
when Stefano Zacchiroli was the only candidate, this year three candidates will
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Francesca Ciceri | 30 Mar 11:11 2012
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The Debian Project joins the OSI

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The Debian Project joins the OSI                        press <at> debian.org
March 30th, 2012                http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120330
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The Debian Project joins the OSI 

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that it is joining the Open
Source Initiative ("OSI") [1] as an affiliate. The OSI was founded in
1998 by Eric S. Raymond and Bruce Perens, with the aim of explaining,
advocating, and protecting the term "open source". Debian shares the
OSI's desire to encourage Free Software. Debian's Social Contract
commits it to producing a system which is 100% free [2].

  1: http://opensource.org/
  2: http://www.debian.org/intro/free

The OSI's Open Source Definition [3] is closely based on the Debian 
Free Software Guidelines [4], the document that defines the types of 
software licenses which the Debian Project accepts. For many years now,
the OSI has helped the "Open Source" trademark gain recognition, 
particularly in the corporate world. The OSI recently decided to
pursue this mission by becoming a member-led organisation, and as a 
first step has invited Free and Open Source Software projects to 
become affiliate members.

  3: http://opensource.org/docs/osd
  4: http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

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