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DebConf10 to take place in New York City, USA in August 2010

New York City, USA, October 30, 2009 – The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf10.

DebConf10 to take place in New York City, USA in August 2010

* Annual Debian conference to take place August 1-7, 2010
* Hosted in New York City; first time ever in the United States
* General public invited to day of talks about Debian and Free Software
* Call for papers, registration to open in January 2010

The conference will take place from August 1 to 7, 2010, at Columbia
University, in New York City, USA, in cooperation with the Columbia
Computer Science department. In DebConf’s eleven-year
history, this will be the first time it has been held in the
United States of 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 Debian community in New York City is excited to welcome our
colleagues from around the world to join us for this rewarding and
productive conference,” says Jimmy Kaplowitz, leader of the local team
for DebConf10. “We look forward to energizing North American Debian
contributors and introducing interested users to ways they can give back
to Debian, making it an even better operating system and an even better

DebConf will include a day when it opens its doors to the general
public. There will be talks and demonstrations about the benefits
of Debian and Free and Open Source software in general to corporate,
governmental, academic, and individual users.

The call for papers and registration will open in January 2010.

DebConf10 will be preceded by DebCamp, the yearly developer work
sessions, starting on July 25.

Information about DebConf10 is updated at as it becomes available.


Debian GNU/Linux is a free computer operating system. Over three
thousand volunteers from all over the world work together to create
and maintain Debian software. Translated into 27 languages, and
supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
“universal operating system”. In the United States, Debian is backed
by Software in the Public Interest, Inc., a not-for-profit public
charity as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue


DebConf is the annual Debian conference, which has taken place since
2000 in places as varied as Canada, Finland, and Argentina. Several
hundred developers, contributors, and users gather each year at
a new location to further ideas, cooperate, and socialize. More
information about DebConf is available from


DebConf press team

Americas: Europe / Middle East / Africa / Asia / Pacific:
Jimmy Kaplowitz Martin Krafft
Tel: +1 347 277 1465 Tel: +41 32 5119511

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