Hello, world.deb. The DebConf committee decided that DebConf10, the Debian developer conference of 2010, will take place in New York City, USA. The exact dates have yet to be determined. The details may be found on the wiki: http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf10
In a three-and-a-half hour marathon meeting on Monday night, the NYC
bid won over bids from Boston and Quito, Ecuador, but it was a close
match. DebConf organiser Margarita Manterola describes the challenge
of the meeting: “The three proposals were so well prepared and so
thoroughly considered that any of the three venues would have been
great for DebConf10. It was very hard to make a decision, but in the
end, New York was a step ahead of the other teams.”
In eleven years of DebConf history, this will be the first time
that the Debian developer conference takes place in the United
States of America, which had been avoided in previous years due to
visa and other immigration issues. The NYC team had addressed those
issues from the very start and submitted a very convincing bid.
“We’re very excited that the global team has decided to host DebConf
in New York next year. It’s been a long time coming for a US based
DebConf, and we will work tirelessly to make it an exciting event
for all,” NYC team members Richard Darst and Brian Gupta say. “We
believe that New York City contains some of the best of the United
States, and we hope to showcase it for the Debian world.”
The DebConf organisers congratulate the future organisers of
DebConf10, and thank all three teams for their efforts.
The venue decision for DebConf11 will be made in twelve months.
Proposals have to be submitted by 31 December 2009 to be eligible.
DebConf is the Debian Project’s developer conference. In addition to
a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf
provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other
interested people to meet in person and work together more closely.
It has taken place annually since 2000 in locations as varied as
Canada, Finland, and Mexico.
DebConf9 starts on Friday 24 July, and ends Thursday 30 July 2009.
The conference will be held in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.
DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Thursday 16 July to
Wednesday 23 July 2009. DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event
giving an opportunity for group work on Debian projects.
On Friday 24 July 2009, DebConf Open Day will take place at the
site. The Open Day is a short conference aimed at Debian users, and
others interested in learning more about free software.
More information about DebConf9 can be found on the conference
— .”`. martin f. krafft