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bits from the DPL: September 2012

Heya, here is the periodic report of DPL activities, this time related to September 2012 (posted here with some delay, as I’ve been traveling oversea on behalf of Debian for the past few days).

bits from the DPL: August 2012

Dear project members, August has been a month with a good deal of vacations for many of us, including yours truly. Therefore the monthly report of DPL activities will be briefer than usual. Which is good, as it’ll leave all my readers more time to do NMUs and fix RC bugs!

Debian’s new draft trademark policy

If you’ve ever stumbled upon http://www.debian.org/trademark , you might be aware that, as a project, we’ve been working on a proper trademark policy since quite a while.

Zacchiroli: working with FSF on Debian Free-ness assessment

I think we should either get Debian in FSF [free-distros list][1], or document (from our POV) why Debian is not there. I’m looking for Debian volunteers interested in the topic and willing to participate in a joint Debian / FSF team that will work toward that goal without prejudices

bits from the DPL: June 2012

Howdy from DebConf12. It’s hot, but it’s also time to bother you again with a (not so) brief DPL activity report, this time for June 2012.

Debian project leader Stefano Zacchiroli and the controversy over Debian Multimedia

The more interesting bits this month include a controversy over duplication between the Debian Multimedia archive and Debian proper. Stefano suggests that what package belongs where be worked out, or that Debian Multimedia shed its Debian name and move on.

bits from the DPL: May 2012

Dear project members, here’s the periodic report of what has happened in DPL land, this time during May 2012. It’s briefer than usual, as this year I’ve enjoyed the lovely French habit of frequent holidays during the month of May.

(overlapping) bits from the DPL: April 2012

Dear project members, last bits of the past DPL term and first bits of the current term, all in one. Here is a report of what has happened in DPL land last April.

(deferred) bits from the DPL: March 2012

Dear project members, here is my monthly DPL activity report, this time for last March. It is delayed by a couple of weeks because, myself being both incumbent and candidate DPL, I preferred not to use d-d-a during the voting period unless really needed. Apologies for the delay (or the unneeded paranoia, you name it).

The Debian Project reelects Stefano Zacchiroli as Project Leader

In accordance with its constitution [1], the Debian Project has just reelected Stefano Zacchiroli for a third year as Debian Project Leader. More than 80% of voters put him as their first choice (or equal first) on their ballot papers. This is the first time in the history of the project that a candidate wins […]

Debian Project Leader Election 2012 Results

Hi, The winner of the election is Stefano Zacchiroli. His new term will start on April 17th, 2012.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: Second call for votes

Hi, This is the second call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2012.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: Call for votes

Hi, This is the first call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2012.

Three in race for post of Debian leader

After a year when there was just a single candidate, the incumbent, standing for the post, 2012 will see three developers slug it out for the post of leader of the Debian GNU/Linux Project.

delegation for the Press Team

Dear Developers, the Press Team is changing! Francesca Ciceri and Neil McGovern have accepted the promotion from assistants to press officers. At the same time, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl and Meike Reichle have decided to step down from the team, after many years of tireless contributions.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: Rebuttals

Hi, The candidates made rebuttals and they are now available as part of their platform at: http://www.debian.org/vote/2012/vote_001 Kurt Roeckx,Debian Project Secretary

Three candidates for the post of Debian project leader

After last year’s uncontested election, three candidates have put themselves forward for the highest office in the Debian community this year.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: Candidates

Hi, We’re now into the campaigning period. The candidates this year are: – Wouter Verhelst – Gergely Nagy – Stefano Zacchiroli

bits from the DPL for February 2012

Howdy, dear Project Members, here’s another round of updates about what has happened in DPL land, this time during February 2012.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: Call for nominations

Hi, According to the constitution (5.2. Appointment), project leader elections should begin “six weeks before the leadership post becomes vacant, or (if it is too late already) immediately.”

Debian Position on Software Patents

The Debian Project maintains a critical stance towards software patents: we consider software patents to be a threat to Free Software and an obstacle to the Debian mission of providing an entirely Free operating system for everyone’s use.

Debian, Ubuntu patching up rocky romance

Many things are afoot in the Debian world: ideas to reduce distro complexity and developer feedback cycle time; the embrace of the rise of ARM; and more TLC between Debian and its derivatives.

delegation for the summer of code admins

Dear project members, Google Summer of Code program (GSoC) 2012 has been announced last week-end during FOSDEM [1,2]. Debian is going to apply for participation as we did in the past. I’m glad to inform you that we have again volunteers as (co-)admins for Debian participation: Ana Guerrero, Gergely Nagy, and Sukhbir Singh. Many thanks […]

bits from the DPL for January 2012

Dear Developers, here is another monthly report of what happened in DPL-land, this time for January 2012. There’s quite a bit to report about — including an insane amount of legal-ish stuff — so please bare with me. Or not.

bits from the DPL for December 2011

Dear Developers, here is a status update of what has been going on in DPL land during December 2011. It is shorter than usual as I took a couple of vacation periods off during last month, for family reasons.

bits from the DPL for November 2011

Dear Project Members, another month has passed, it’s time to bother you again about what has happened in DPL land in November (this time, with even less delay than the last one, ah!).

People behind Debian: Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian Project Leader

It’s been one year since the first People behind Debian interview. For this special occasion, I wanted a special guest… and I’m happy that our Debian Project Leader (DPL)—Stefano Zacchiroli—accepted my invitation.

bits from the DPL for October 2011

Dear Developers or, better, Dear Project Members (see below), I swear I won’t rejoice ever again of a calm month such as September!

bits from the DPL for September 2011

September has been a relatively quiet month in DPL-land. I guess most people from the northern hemisphere were bracing for the impact of the end of vacations (myself included) and didn’t have time bothering me. Good! Below you can find a report of what has happened in DPL land during the last month.

bits from the DPL for August 2011

Dear Developers, August has been a rather short month in DPL land, given that I took two weeks off. Here is a report of DPL activities for the rest of the month.

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