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Debian-Ubuntu relationship: poll summary

So, I’m now back and with some feedback to share. I’ll first post (in this mail) a summary of the replies I got to this “poll” and later on a more general summary of what I did at UDS.

delegation for the Debian auditor

I’m happy to announce that we have a new victim^W enthusiastic volunteer for the Debian auditor role, which is currently vacant.

delegation for the DSA team

I’ve been asked to clarify the delegation for the DSA team, so here it goes. First it comes the formal delegation text (between full-length dashed-lines), then a few informal comments.

Keeping 1000 devs focused: new Debian leader speaks

Zacchiroli, a post-doctoral fellow at a university in Paris, thus has a fairly tough task ahead as he begins his term. He took some time out to speak to iTWire about his plans for the year.

bits from the (newbie) DPL

Hello, world!, 48 hours into this new DPL term, here are my first ever “bits from the DPL” with kudos, directions, and some practical information.

Debian Project elects Stefano Zacchiroli as next Project Leader

In accordance with its constitution[0] the Debian Project has elected Stefano Zacchiroli as Debian project leader for the 2010/2011 term. Stefano has been a Debian Developer since March 2001 and is a long-term contributor to several core services such as Debian’s Package Tracking System and its Quality Assurance Team.

Debian Project Leader Election 2010 Results

Hi, The winner of the election is Stefano Zacchiroli. His term will start on April 17th, 2010.

DPL 2010: Final call for votes

Hi, The voting period for the Debian Project Leader election 2010 is almost over. You still have about 26 hours from the time of this writing.

DPL 2010: Second call for votes

Hi, This is the second call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2010.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2010: Call for votes

Hi, This is the first call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2010.

(Final) Bits from (this) DPL

Hi folks, It’s been a very long time since I’ve written a summary of what I’ve been up to, and I apologise for that. I’ve been plenty busy enough, but rubbish at reporting back regularly. As it’s coming up to the end of my term and I’ll be handing over to a new DPL very […]

Debian Project Leader election 2010

We are in the campaigning period for this year’s Debian Project Leader (DPL) election; voting begins April 2, 2010. Platforms have been posted for each of the four candidates—Stefano Zacchiroli, Wouter Verhelst, Charles Plessy, and Margarita Manterola.

A Debian first: female candidate in running for leader

For the first time in its 16-year history, the Debian GNU/Linux project has a woman in the running to become leader of the project when voting for the post takes place between April 2 and April 15.

Debian Project Pleased with Ten Times Faster Build Server

The Debian project was given a new server from Thomas Krenn AG, Intel and Adaptec for its image building. With the Dual-Xeon computer the build process was reduced from 20 to two hours.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2010: Candidates

Hi, We’re now a few days into the campaigning period. The candidates are….

Bits from the Release Team: What should go into squeeze?

Dear fellow developers, we all want to get out squeeze as soon as possible. Currently we are still at 400 bugs concerning the next stable release, with 300 of them not yet fixed in unstable.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2010

The nomination period for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2010 is over and we have 4 candidates this year:

DPL Elections 2010: Last call for nominations

Hi, The nomination period for the DPL election is almost over. At the time of this writing, there is still about 29 hours left. The nomination period ends on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 23:59:59 UTC.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2010: 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 Squeeze freeze and Ubuntu Dev Syncing

The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March next year for its next release, Squeeze, the project leader Steve McIntyre says.

Bits from the release team: Planning, request for help

Release planning: Proposing a new freeze date is not easy. Taking into account all of the feedback we have received, both online (by e-mail, IRC) as well as in person, and some challenging release goals we have set for ourselves, we propose freezing in March 2010.

Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes. The Debian project has decided to adopt a new policy of time-based development freezes for future releases, on a two-year cycle.

Mono: Why is Debian resorting to spin?

Gone are the days when the Debian GNU/Linux Project had a spokesman whose utterances could be taken at face value.

(Overlapping) bits from the DPL

Hi folks, It’s been too long since I’ve given you an update. I didn’t want to push things out while the election was going on, as that seems to annoy some people. And since the election I’ve been too busy to get round to this. Yes, I suck. Yes, I want to do better at […]

Bits from the (re-elected) DPL: delegation

Hi folks, Just a quick note to start my second term as Project Leader. It’s a great honour to be elected for a second time, although it of course means that I’ll have to kiss goodbye to any silly ideas of having any spare time in the foreseeable future. At least this year I managed […]

Steve McIntyre re-elected Debian leader

British developer Steve McIntyre has been re-elected leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project (DPL) for 2009-10. The contest for leader was a two-way affair this year, with McIntyre, who held the office in 2008-09, recontesting against Stefano Zacchiroli.

Debian Project Leader Election 2009 Results

Hi, The winner of the election is Steve McIntyre. His new term will start on April 17th, 2009.

Final call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2009

Hi, This is the third and final call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2009.

Second call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2009

Hi, This is the second call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2009.

First call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2009

Hi, This is the first call for votes for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2009.

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