Welcome to this year’s fifteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:
* Bits from the DPL
* Community distribution
* New Debian Contributors
* Important Debian Security Advisories
* New and noteworthy packages
* Work-needing packages
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Lucas Nussbaum, Debian Project Leader, gave an interview to ITWire 
highlighting ways to boost innovation within the project.
Bits from the DPL
Lucas Nussbaum also sent his monthly report of DPL activities for June
2013 . Among other things, Lucas mentioned the current state of the
NEW queue, where nearly 300 packages are waiting . The FTP team
welcomed four new members  ten days ago to help them process the NEW
packages, but they are still looking for help . He also mentioned
that Debian is now part of the Network Time Foundation .
Debian topped a poll on the FOSS Force blog  asking readers to name a
“legitimate community distribution”. 255 people took part in the poll,
and as multiple choices were allowed a total of 855 votes were cast.
Debian received 173 votes (20%), with Arch Linux (141 votes, 16%) and
Linux Mint (95 votes, 11%) behind it. Interestingly, the results were in
line with the opinions of the blog’s editors about what it means to be a
New Debian Contributors
Five people have started to maintain packages  since the previous
issue of the Debian Project News. Please welcome Nicolas Guilbert,
William Blough, Ingo Oeser, Louis Bettens, and George Gensure into our
Important Debian Security Advisories
Debian’s Security Team recently released advisories for these packages
(among others): chromium-browser , tomcat6 , php5 , and
openjdk-7 . Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.
Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the security mailing list  (and the separate backports
list , and stable updates list ) for announcements.
New and noteworthy packages
282 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently. Among
many others  are:
* apparmor-easyprof — AppArmor easyprof profiling tool 
* boinc-app-seti-graphics —
* fceux — all-in-one NES/Famicom Emulator 
* gocode — Go autocompletion daemon 
* leocad — virtual brick CAD software 
* monkeysign — OpenPGP key signing and exchange for humans 
* pairs — memory and pairs game 
* print-manager — printer configuration and monitoring tools 
* smemcap — data collection tool for memory reporting 
* xml-security-c-utils — C++ library for XML Digital Signatures (utilities) 
Currently  492 packages are orphaned  and 150 packages are up
for adoption : please visit the complete list of packages which need
your help .
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This issue of Debian Project News was edited by David Prévot, Justin B
Rye and Paweł Sadkowski.