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Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg/Austria – 25-27 April 2014

We are happy to invite you to the second Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg, Austria, on the weekend of 25-27 April, 2014 [BSPSBG]. Come and help to freeze Jessie in time by squashing bugs with us!

The Debian OpenSSL Bug: Backdoor or Security Accident?

So was this problem a backdoor, purposefully introduced? It seems unlikely. The maintainer who made the change, Kurt Roeckx, was later made Secretary of the Debian Project, suggesting that he’s a real and trustworthy person and probably not a fake identity made up by the NSA to insert a vulnerability.

Bug Squashing party for Debian and Ubuntu in Oslo, Norway weekend 2013-10-12/13

Do you want to learn how to fix bugs in Debian and Ubuntu. Did a bug in your favourite program annoy you for a while, and you want to do your part to get rid of it for good?

Debian Wheezy Now Has Less Than 100 Critical Bugs

Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” is now under 100 release-critical bugs. The release of Debian Wheezy is now not too far out.

wiki.debian.org security breach

The Debian Security Team recently issued Debian Security Announcement 2593-1 [1] regarding the ‘moin’ package [2] and a remote arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the twikidraw / anywikidraw components. Debian’s wiki [3] is implemented using ‘moin’ and includes support for the twikidraw component.

Squash Some Debian Bugs, Party And Contribute To Community

If you are a Debian user and you want to contribute to the community, then you have your chance this fall with the Debian BSP Marathon. You might know that the next release of Debian, codenamed “Wheezy”, is in the testing phase and your contribution might be helpful to speed up the release date.

BSP in Mechelen, Belgium, 2012-12-15 & 2012-12-16

Hi folks, Hideki Yamane’s mail reminded me that I’d been wanting to do this myself, too. There will be a BSP in Mechelen, on the weekend of the 15th and the 16th of December, in the offices of my company, NixSys, in Mechelen, Belgium.

Bug Reporting Rate in Debian

Christian’s most recent blog post got me wondering if the decline in the bug reporting rate in Debian was something new, or something which often happened during releases.

Debian Bug-Squashing-Party/LibreOffice Hackfest 23-25th November in Munich, Germany

There will be a Bug-Squashing-Party in Munich over the weekend 24/25th of November. It will start on Friday, November 23rd at 18:00.

Wheezy BSP Marathon: Le Camp, Vaumarcus, Switzerland, Oct 27-28

Hi there! To help squeeze some more bugs for wheezy, debian.ch is organizing a Bug Squashing Party [1] during the weekend of 27th and 28th October at Le Camp, Vaumarcus, Switzerland, the same location that should host DebConf13 [2][3].

Debian: Wheezy still has many critical bugs

A month after the freeze, the Debian Release Team has released an initial, fairly sobering report on Debian 7.0 Wheezy. In his email, Adam Barratt points out the large number of release-critical bugs – there should be fewer than 300, but almost 600 are listed in the database.

First Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg (Austria) – 15-17 June 2012

Hi, we are happy to invite you to the first Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg, Austria, on the weekend of 15-17 June, 2012 [BSPSBG]. As Wheezy will be frozen in June there will be a lot to work on for sure!

Report from the recent Debian bug squashing party in Perth

We recently held a Debian bug squashing party (BSP) in Perth, Western Australia. Over the weekend we had about 10 or so people show up to participate, learn about fixing bugs in Debian and try to fix some.

Upcoming Debian Bug Squashing Parties

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few months Bug Squashing Parties ([1] “BSP”s) will take place in several countries.

Invitation to the BSP in Mönchengladbach (Germany), 02-04 March 2012

Hi, to help Debian freeze[1], there will be a Bug-Squashing-Party in Mönchengladbach, Germany on the weekend of 02-04 March, 2012. It will be held in the office of the German Open-Source-Support-Center at credativ GmbH[2]. Even if you are not a Debian developer, but are interested in helping Debian to get all the open release critical […]

Paris: Debian bug Squashing Party (Wheezy)

Hello, As announced last December, a bug squashing party is organized at IRILL’s office, in Paris. The event will happen from February Friday, 17th. to Sunday 19th.

Debian, ProFTPD, FTPS, TLS, SSL, and SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:unknown protocol

Recently I needed to test against an FTPS server. No big deal, I thought to myself, I’ll just set one up real quick. Boy did I end up having a hard time with that. Not because the task was actually hard but because there’s a bit of a general haziness about the whole idea of […]

Wheezy BSP Marathon first BSP in Hildesheim/Ger Dec 2-4

Hi all, the Wheezy Bug Squashing Party (BSP) Marathon[0] will commence with a BSP in Hildesheim, Germany from December 2nd to December 4th. The party will be hosted in the office of Pengutronix e. K.[1]

How to triage bugs in the Debian bug tracking system

Triaging bugs is one of the easiest way to start contributing to Debian. I’ll teach you the basics in this article.

Debian bug squashing party at SIPB, MIT

Three weekends ago, I participated in a Debian bug squashing party. It was more fun than I had guessed! The event worked: we squashed bugs. Geoffrey Thomas (geofft) organized it as an event for MIT’s student computing group, SIPB. In this post, I’ll review the good parts and the bad. I’ll conclude with beaming photos […]

Debian patches Apache bug, upstream yet to react

The Debian GNU/Linux project has issued a patch so its users can fix the denial of service vulnerability in the open source Apache httpd server that was announced by the Apache Software Foundation last week.

DEX finishes first batch of derivative patches for Debian

The goal of our first project, nicknamed ancient-patches, was to clear out an old batch of a few hundred Ubuntu patches whose status was unclear. We couldn’t tell which ones had been merged into Debian, which were waiting in the BTS, and which had yet to be submitted to Debian. All of them were several […]

Debian takes security very seriously… but how?

So my question is this: how can Debian honestly argue that they take security very seriously? It looks like it takes ages to get something done, which is usually not a big deal when talking about new features, but is definitely a problem when talking about security.

DACA Could Mean Fewer Bugs in Debian

Every piece of software written has bugs. From the insignificant to the showstopper, bugs are there despite the herculean efforts of developers. But thanks to a new Debian project, many previously undetected bugs may finally get squashed.

Debian and Red Hat close Exim hole

Four days after a security hole was discovered in the free Exim mail server, the developers of Debian and Red Hat have released corrected versions for their Linux distributions.

Upcoming Bug Squashing Parties to help the squeeze release

As you all probably know by now, we current *tentative* deadline for Squeeze release is December. The only way to make it for then and to make Squeeze the best release ever(TM), is to squash RC bugs *together*.

Debian bug squashing party in Berlin

I want to organize a small bug squashing party in Berlin in July. It will take place during a weekday starting at 16:00 with open end in the rooms of Büro 2.0 in Neukölln

Solution to a problem with VirtualHosts on Debian Lenny (Default Virtualhost opening by default overwritting the rest of the configured VirtualHosts)

The problem itself consisted in that nomatter what kind of the configured VirtualHosts on the server I try to access the default one or the first one listed among Virtualhosts gets accessed.

The Debian/GNOME bug weekend

Do you like Debian? Do you like GNOME? Are you free on February 27-28? If so, please reserve your week-end, because you are going to help us do a massive cleanup in the insane amount of bugs submitted against GNOME packages.

Debian: nfs-kernel-server is broken

Since the end of December, a change in nfs-kernel-server package caused a change of behavior in some NFSv3 crucial services: rpc.statd, rpc.mountd.

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