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6th DebConf a succes

More than 300 people enjoyed a presentation about the large-scale deployment of 80,000 Debian workstations in Extramadura, Spain, along with several talks about popular Debian derivatives such as Skolelinux and Ubuntu.
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The Debian Project http://www.debian.org/events/
Debian Conference ends in Success press@debian.org
July 24th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050724
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Sixth Debian Developers' Conference ends in Success

More than 300 people attended this year's Debian Conference, which
took place from July 9th to 17th at the University of Helsinki,
Finland. The conference has been supported by more than 20 sponsors
and featured a lot of talks, workshops, demonstrations, coding
marathons and round table discussions on various aspects of the Debian
project.

Highlights include a presentation about the large-scale deployment of
80,000 Debian workstations in Extramadura, Spain, along with several
talks about popular Debian derivatives such as Skolelinux and Ubuntu.
The presentations were captured by the Video Team and are available
online at <http://dc5video.debian.net/>.

The conference broke several records, making it the largest Debian
conference ever. The number of sponsors and the value of their
commitment exceeded that of previous Debian conferences. This year,
more than 20 sponsors provided the Debian Conference with a total
budget of around 125,000 Euros. This generosity made it possible to,
among other things, provide housing and food for almost 200
participants.

The conference was an organisational challenge that required a large
team of organisers and volunteers, who were working around the clock
to coordinate the event. The Debian Project Leader, Branden Robinson,
was impressed with the performance:

“The diligence and professionalism of our conference organisers
continues to impress. The Debian Conference occupies an
increasingly important role for us, and if the attendees are the
lifeblood of its success, then the organisers are its heart,
getting everyone where they need to be.”

Acknowledgement

This Debian Conference was organised in collaboration with
Linux-Aktivaattori, the Helsinki University of Technology, and with
financial support from HP, Intel, Nokia, Linux Magazine, IBM,
SLX-Debian-Labs, NetApp, Movial, Linspire, Hostway, Linspire, VA Linux
Systems Japan, O'Reilly, Progeny, Xandros, Damicon, Univention, Linux
Information Systems AG, COSS, Ubuntu, MySQL, credativ, Ropecon,
Helsinki Institute of Physics and CSC.

For further information, please see <http://www.debconf.org/debconf5/>

About Debian

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their time and effort, collaborating via the Internet. Their tasks
include maintaining and updating Debian GNU/Linux which is a free
distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. Debian's dedication
to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its open development
model makes it unique among GNU/Linux distributions.

Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Team
<press@debian.org> or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>.

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