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Bits from the Release

Hi all, We have some ideas on how to improve the Jessie development cycle. This includes a proposed change to the testing migration rules, automated removals, automated metrics for architecture (re-)qualification and doing a roll call for porters.

Interesting facts about Debian Linux

August, 15th 2013 was Debian’s 20th anniversary. The Debian Project is a massive community-driven open-source project devoted to a single goal: build a free Linux operating system. Debian is well-known for maintaining strictly guarded policies and principles to remain the most stable and secure Linux distribution.

Mini-Debconf in Cambridge, UK – November 14-17 2013

Hi! I’m organising a mini-conf in Cambridge for November this year. My employer ARM has graciously volunteered to host people for 4 days for a mix of sprint sessions and talks:

20 Years of Debian GNU/Linux

Debian GNU/Linux celebrates its 20th birthday anniversary this month. I have been using Debian GNU/Linux only a few years and I regret not having known Debian earlier. The growth, vitality, and quality of the project has been amazing. With Debian GNU/Linux I have been able to do a lot with a tiny investment in IT. […]

gNewSense 3.0 Switches From Ubuntu To Debian

For those concerned more about code licenses and the free nature of software over the quality, richness, and features of a Linux distribution, gNewSense 3.0 is now available. The gNewSense 3.0 release now supports three architectures and has switched from an Ubuntu base to now using Debain Linux.

Debian invites you to its 20th birthday

The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian operating system, would like to invite you to join in celebrating the upcoming 20th Debian Birthday [1] which will take place on 16 August 2013 in Le Camp, in Vaumarcus, Switzerland, during this year’s annual Debian conference, DebConf13 [2].

bits from the DPL – July 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for July 2013 (+ the beginning of August). That was a rather slower month, with some travel (for work) and some vacations.

The French translation of the Debian Administrator’s Handbook is now online

Thanks to the success of the liberation campaign of the original book in French, the Debian Administrator’s Handbook now has a second complete translation: after the Spanish translation, the French one!

First beta release of Debian Edu/Skolelinux based on Debian Wheezy

These are the release notes for for Debian Edu / Skolelinux 7.1+edu0~b0, based on Debian with codename “Wheezy”

DebConf13 preliminary schedule available

We are happy to announce that the schedule[0] for the upcoming DebConf13 in Vaumarcus, Switzerland, is available! It is still possible for some changes to occur, as we always try to accept new proposals, even those submitted during the conference.

Debian Tops Our Community Distro Poll

The results have been tallied and Debian got the most votes in our Community Distro Poll. We would call them the “winner,” but this wasn’t about winners and losers. It was about trying to reach a consensus on what we mean by the term “community distro.” We asked, “Which GNU/Linux distros do you consider to […]

Bootstrapping fedmsg for Debian

As you might (or might not) know, this summer, I have taken on mentoring of a GSoC project by Simon Chopin (a.k.a. laarmen) which goal is to bring fedmsg, the Fedora Infrastructure message bus, to Debian. Most of the work I’ll be talking about here is Simon’s work, please send all the praise towards him […]

New Debian leader seeks more innovation within project

The new leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Lucas Nussbaum, plans to boost the amount of innovation that happens in the project itself, rather than just in its derivatives.

Ubuntu vs. Debian

Long before Ubuntu ever existed, Debian was a major player in the Linux space. To put a finer point on that statement, Debian is a distribution of Linux that has made countless other distributions, from Knoppix to Simply Mepis, a reality. This is similar to how Ubuntu relates to Linux Mint by providing Mint a […]

Debian Project News – July 22nd, 2013

Welcome to this year’s fifteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Interviews * Bits from the DPL * Community distribution * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and noteworthy packages * Work-needing packages * Want to continue reading DPN?

FTPTeam changes

Hi small, still important, announce: We got 4 new FTPTeam members today!

Kuhn: Berkeley DB 6.0 license change and Debian

Many people off-list have been asking me to comment on this discussion, because (like Richard Fontana) I’m a co-author of AGPLv3, and I also (back in the early 2000′s) invented the original licensing idea behind the AGPLv1.

New Debian leader seeks more innovation within project

The new leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Lucas Nussbaum, plans to boost the amount of innovation that happens in the project itself, rather than just in its derivatives.

bits from the DPL – June 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for June 2013. Outline: – State of the NEW queue – Call for help: Debian Auditors – New members in the trademark team ; logo registration – Delegations updates – Debian now a member of the Network Time Foundation – Follow-up on debian-multimedia.org – Assets – DPL helpers meetings […]

Debian Project News – July 8th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s fourteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * All Debian source are belong to us * Updating delegations * Debian Trademark Team * Architectures supported in Jessie * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and […]

Misc Developer News (#33)

In this issue: + Debian sysadmin sprint + Introducing sources.debian.net + codesearch.d.n source code released + Targets for package review + DDPO improvements

Fourth alpha release of Debian Edu/Skolelinux based on Debian Wheezy

New features for Debian Edu 7.1+edu0~alpha3 released 2013-07-03 These are the release notes for for Debian Edu / Skolelinux 7.1+edu0~alpha3, based on Debian with codename “Wheezy”.

delegation for the Policy Editors

Dear project members, Great news: after doing great work during the last year, Jonathan Nieder has agreed to officially join the Debian Policy team. I am therefore updating this delegation.

Debian Project News – June 24th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s thirteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for theDebian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * DebConf13 will have its DebCamp * Debian Code Search on video * Bits from the Debian System Administrators * Interviews * Other news * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and noteworthy packages * Work-needing […]

Debian 7: A So-So Distro Not Worth Switching For

Debian may be a granddaddy in the Linux world, but the latest version of the software isn’t much to look at. Debian 7, dubbed ‘Wheezy,’ is about as exciting as its name is unattractive, and it’s certainly not a showcase for the latest distro developments. To be kind, this latest Debian Linux release has little […]

Resurrecting Debian Seattle

I’ve put up a little website and created a new mailing list…If you’re a Debian developer or user and you’d like to hear about infrequent Debian social gatherings in the Seattle area, you should sign up on the list!

Users warned to remove Debian Multimedia repository

The Debian project is warning users that the unofficial Debian Multimedia repository now has to be considered unsafe. According to the Debian maintainers, the debian-multimedia.org domain is not being used by the maintainers of the unofficial repository any more and is now registered to a party unknown to the Debian project. This means that the […]

Updated Debian 7: 7.1 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename “wheezy”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Nasa drops Windows and switches to Debian 6

Standing to this article and this article, NASA decided to drop Windows in favour of linux and more precisely, Gnu Debian Linux 6 (Stable). This is a news we all expect in years but, finally at the end it arrived.

Debian 7.0 GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks

Up this morning are benchmarks comparing the performance of Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.0, the version of the Debian operating system that ships the GNU user-land but replaces the Linux kernel from that of FreeBSD 9.0.

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