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Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start

Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start. The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Debian
Conference which will take place from August 1 to 7, 2010, at New York City’s Columbia University in cooperation with the Columbia Computer Science department. This year’s conference is the first DebConf to be held in the United States in the 11-year history of the event. This year, more than 300 developers from all over the world, including Brazil, Argentina, Bosnia, Mexico, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, and Latvia, will participate.

More information is available at

Every year, DebConf allows new and existing Debian project participants
from around the world to assemble, share knowledge and ideas, make
collaborative contributions to Debian, and build tighter community
bonds. Conference costs are largely supported by corporate sponsors who
find significant interest in supporting Debian and DebConfs.

For the first time, Debconf will host “tracks”, featuring a cluster of
talks linked by a common theme. These include tracks on Science/Math,
Java, Enterprise Systems, Debian Community Outreach, and Media and Art
in Debian. Other talks will cover technical, licensing, and community
issues by a host of Debian developers and other leaders in the Free
Software community. Eben Moglen, Chairman of the Software Freedom Law
Center and Professor of Law at Columbia University will be our plenary
speaker on August 3, at 10:00 AM [1].


DebConf includes Debian Day, being held on August 1st, when the
conference opens its doors to anyone interested in finding out more
about Debian and Free Software. During this event, there will be a full
day of talks on a variety of subjects such as Free Software advocacy,
Free Software usability, and a number of talks on the Debian project and
operating system itself. One of the hilights of this years Debian Day
will be the talk by the Honourable Gale Brewer, member of the New York
City Council, on “How Government can Foster Freedom in Technology” at
04:00 PM [2]


More information on Debian Day, including a schedule, are available at

Video Streams for most talks available

Similar to previous years, people unable to attend the conference will
be able to participate by watching video streams and comment via IRC
channels. More details about the video streams are available at To comment on sessions, please join the
irc channels #debconf-davis and #debconf-interschool respectively on The complete schedule of the conference is available in
different formats at but please note,
that new events and ad hoc sessions will be added during the

About Debian

Debian 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 over 30 languages, and supporting a
huge range of computer architectures, Debian calls itself the “universal
operating system” and is the largest free software project in the world.
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 Code.

About DebConf

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. More information about DebConf is available from

More Information

More information about DebConf10 can be found on the conference website
at or by contacting the DebConf Global
Press Team at

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