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The DebConf team would like to call for proposals for the DebConf17 Open Day, a whole day dedicated to sessions about Debian and Free Software, and aimed at the general public. Open Day will preceed DebConf17 and will be held in Montreal, Canada, on August 5th 2017.
DebConf Open Day will be a great opportunity for users, developers and people simply curious about our work to meet and learn about the Debian Project, Free Software in general and related topics.
We welcome submissions of workshops, presentations or any other activity which involves Debian and Free Software. Activities in both English and French are accepted.
Here are some ideas about content we'd love to offer during Open Day. This list is not exhaustive, feel free to propose other ideas!
To submit your proposal, please fill the form at
We need volunteers to help ensure Open Day is a success! We are specifically looking for people familiar with the Debian installer to attend the Debian installfest, as resources for people seeking help to install Debian on their devices. If you're interested, please add your name to our wiki:
Participation to Open Day is free and no registration is required.
The schedule for Open Day will be announced in June 2017.
The Debian Project Leader elections finished yesterday and the winner is Chris Lamb!
Of a total of 1062 developers, 322 developers voted using the .
More information about the result is available in the .
The current Debian Project Leader, Mehdi Dogguy, congratulated Chris Lamb in his . Thanks, Mehdi, for the service as DPL during this last twelve months!
The new term for the project leader starts on April 17th and expires on April 16th 2018.
This post was an April Fools' Day joke.
The space agencies running the reported that a laptop accidentally threw to space as waste in 2013 from the International State Station may have connected with a parallel Universe. and the ISS engineers managed to track its travel through the outer space. In early January, the laptop signal was lost but recovered back two weeks later in the same place. ISS engineers suspect that the laptop may had met and crossed a arriving a parallel Universe from where "somebody" sent it back later.
Eventually the laptop was recovered and in an first analysis the ISS engineers found that the laptop have a dual boot: a partition running the Debian installation made by them and a second partition running what seems to be a Debian fork or totally unknown until now.
The engineers have been in contact with the Debian Project in the last weeks and a Debian group formed with delegates from different Debian teams have begun to study this new Debian derivative system. From the early results of this research, we can proudly say that somebody (or a group of beings) in a parallel universe understand Earth computers, and Debian, enough to:
The work towards knowing better this new Universe and find a way to communicate with them has just began; all the Debian users and contributors are invited to join the effort to study the operating system found. We want to prepare our Community and our Universe to live and work peacefully and respectfully with the parallel Universe communities, in the true spirit of Free Software.
In the following weeks a General Resolution will be proposed for updating our motto to "the multiversal operating system".
It's that time of year again for the Debian Project: !
The Project Leader position is described in the .
Two Debian Developers run this year to become Project Leader: , who has held the office for the last year, and .
We are in the middle of the campaigning period that will last until the end of April 1st. The candidates and Debian contributors are already engaging in debates and discussions on the .
The voting period starts on April 2nd, and during the following two weeks, Debian Developers can vote to choose the person that will fit that role for one year.
The results will be published on April 16th with the term for new the project leader starting the following day.
DebConf17 will take place in Montreal, Canada in August 2017. We are working hard to provide fuel for hearts and minds, to make this conference once again a fertile soil for the Debian Project flourishing. Please join us and support this landmark in the Free Software calendar.
Eighteen companies have already committed to sponsor DebConf17! With a warm welcome, we'd like to introduce them to you.
Our first Platinum sponsor is , a Montreal-based Free/Open-Source Software company which offers Linux and Free Software integration solutions and actively contributes to many free software projects. "We believe that it's an essential piece [Debian], in a social and political way, to the freedom of users using modern technological systems", said Cyrille Béraud, president of Savoir-faire Linux.
Our first Gold sponsor is , a company developing games, social entertainment platform, and game engine technologies. And our second Gold sponsor is , which offers a comprehensive range of services to help its clients to navigate the ever-evolving world of Open Source.
As Silver sponsors we have (a service-oriented company focusing on open-source software and also a ), (a Canadian company developing Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions), the (with over students enrolled, located in the Swiss capital), (an American multinational technology company), (an IT managed services and support company located in Montreal), (the OS supported by Canonical) and (a major international pharmaceutical provider and research company dedicated to personalized healthcare).
, , , and are our Bronze sponsors so far.
And finally, , and are our supporter sponsors.
Would you like to become a sponsor? Do you know of or work in a company or organization that may consider sponsorship?
Please have a look at our (or a summarized ), in which we outline all the details and describe the sponsor benefits.
For further details, feel free to contact us through , and visit the DebConf17 website at .
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