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DebConf15 country chosen

Hi, DebConf15 will be in Germany, as decided by the committee during their meeting last Thursday. The exact city and dates are still being worked on, but that fact might be fine to mentioned in DPN or on bits.debian.org, possibly the (CC’d) mailing list debconf15-team@lists.debian.org as well.

MiniDebConf in Barcelona – March 15 & 16 2014

Debian Women is proud to announce that it will hold a MiniDebConf in Barcelona on 15-16 March 2014, where Debian enthusiasts from far and wide will gather to talk about the latest Debian changes and the Debian community, as well as to meet new and old friends.

Call for DebConf volunteers and DebConf15/16 bids

Hi, If you are interested in putting forward a bid to host DebConf15 in 2015, please tell us about it on the DebConf team mailing list, debconf-team@lists.debconf.org, then read the information at https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf15 and prepare bid materials there by the end of this calendar year. (There are a couple of probable bids we already heard […]

Call for volunteers to join DebConf Committee

Now that we need to make a venue decision for DebConf14, we are looking for a couple of new members for the DebConf Committee.

Call for DebConf volunteers and DebConf14/15 bids

Hi, 1. If you are interested in putting forward a bid for DebConf14, please tell us now by a message to the DebConf team list,

Debian Wants To Play In The Mobile Space Too

On the last day of DebConf 12 in Managua, Nicaragua, there was a mobile session this morning. The purpose of the session was how to “keep Debian relevant for mobile devices.” The Debian mobile initiative isn’t brand new, but is an increasingly uphill battle

DebConf makes in-roads in Central America

This year’s DebConf in Managua took Debian to a new part of the world which is too little visited by major Free Software events, allowing the project to reach out to new contributors and learn new perspectives, as well as to continue its hard work towards the next stable release of Debian.

Debian Wants To Work With Its Offspring (Ubuntu)

Earlier this week at DebConf there was a discussion about Debian derivatives so that Debian’s offspring could share their experiences and also for the Debian developers to share various derivative-related initiatives. Some friction between Debian and distributions based upon it (namely Ubuntu) were exposed.

Fully covered DebConf on video

The Debian Project is pleased to announce full video coverage for talks in the main tracks of this year’s DebConf conference in Managua, Nicaragua, including for Debian Day [1], a free event for anyone interested in Free Software.

Registration open for DebConf12

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that registration is now open for DebConf12, which will take place in Managua, Nicaragua, from Sunday 8 July to Saturday 14 July 2012. The conference will be preceded as usual by one week of DebCamp, from Sunday 1 July to Saturday 7 July.

Call for Papers DebConf12 in Managua, Nicaragua

Debian invites submissions of proposals for papers, presentations, discussion sessions and tutorials for its DebConf12 conference which will take place in Managua, Nicaragua, in July.

New DebConf Committee members

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help on the DebConf Committee (both on-list and off-list). We had a lot of well-qualified volunteers, and have finally taken five new members onto the Committee.

Better state administration on better operating systems, is it possible?

Unlike paid software (such as (Microsoft), which now serves our administration and local councils, Linux Debian’s free use and development, along with the exceptional security of the software, everyone can look inside it, makes this software one of the largest IT and educational achievements, realizing the full extent of the human right to maximum development, […]

DebConf11 ends as another success for the Debian Project

The annual Debian Conference ended today after being held for the previous week in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has been a great success for the Debian Project.

16 months of debian sprints

I’ve proposed a DebConf11 BoF on Debian sprints and, more generally, on how we have been using Debian money in the past 1.3 years.

16 months of debian sprints

I’ve proposed a DebConf11 BoF on Debian sprints and, more generally, on how we have been using Debian money in the past 1.3 years.

DebConf 11 started

DebConf 11, the annual Debian conference opened its doors today in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

DebConf video streams available

Hi! Sorry for the late notification about the video streams. We’ve been rather busy down here. People are arriving, while DebianDay, the Day open for the public has started quite successfully.

Debian invites you to Debian Day

The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian operating system, would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Debian Day which will take place on July 24 2011 at Banski Dvor, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina as the first day of the annual Debian Conference.

debian society track at debconf

The idea of the Debian/Society track is to collect talks and other events that explore two society-related aspects of Debian

DebConf chairs delegation

As anticipated in the past DPL bits, I hereby formalize the delegation of DebConf chairs, as part of the ongoing effort in clarifying the relationships between the Debian Project and DebConf organization.


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