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The DebConf Content team would like to Call for Proposals for , to be held in Montreal, Canada, from August 6 through August 12, 2017.
You can find this Call for Proposals in its latest form at:
Please refer to this URL for updates on the present information.
and describe your plan. Please note, events are not limited to traditional presentations or informal sessions (BoFs). We welcome submissions of tutorials, performances, art installations, debates, or any other format of event that you think would be beneficial to the Debian community.
Please include a short title, suitable for a compact schedule, and an engaging description of the event. You should use the field "Notes" to provide us information such as additional speakers, scheduling restrictions, or any special requirements we should consider for your event.
Regular sessions may either be 20 or 45 minutes long (including time for questions), other kinds of sessions (like workshops) could have different durations. Please choose the most suitable duration for your event and explain any special requests.
You will need to create an account on the site, to submit a talk. We'd encourage Debian account holders (e.g. DDs) to use when creating an account. But this isn't required for everybody, you can sign up with an e-mail address and password.
The first batch of accepted proposals will be announced in April. If you depend on having your proposal accepted in order to attend the conference, please submit it as soon as possible so that it can be considered during this first evaluation period.
All proposals must be submitted before Sunday 4 June 2017 to be evaluated for the official schedule.
Though we invite proposals on any Debian or FLOSS related subject, we have some broad topics on which we encourage people to submit proposals, including:
You are welcome to either suggest more tracks, or become a coordinator for any of them; please refer to the for more information on that.
Our event is covered by a Code of Conduct designed to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. The code applies to all attendees, including speakers and the content of their presentations. For more information, , and do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or are unsure about certain content you'd like to present.
Providing video of sessions amplifies DebConf achievements and is one of the . Unless speakers opt-out, official events will be streamed live over the Internet to promote remote participation. Recordings will be published later under the , as well as presentation slides and papers whenever available.
DebConf would not be possible without the generous support of all our sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor . DebConf17 is still accepting sponsors; if you are interested, or think you know of others who would be willing to help, !
In case of any questions, or if you wanted to bounce some ideas off us first, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at .
We hope to see you in Montreal!
The DebConf team
Better late than never, we'd like to welcome our three Outreachy interns for this round, lasting from the 6th of December 2016 to the 6th of March 2017.
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From : Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. We provide a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year and offer focused internship opportunities twice a year with a number of free software organizations.
The Outreachy program is possible in Debian thanks to the effort of Debian developers and contributors that dedicate part of their free time to mentor students and outreach tasks, and the help of the , who provides administrative support for Outreachy, as well as the continued support of Debian's donors, who provide funding for the internships.
Debian will also participate in the next round for Outreachy, during the summer of 2017. More details will follow in the next weeks.
Join us and help extend Debian! You can follow the work of the Outreachy interns reading their blogs (they are syndicated in ), and chat with us in the #debian-outreach IRC channel and .
Congratulations, Elizabeth, Maria and Urvika!
We are very pleased to announce that has committed support to as a Platinum sponsor.
"Debian acts as a model for both Free Software and developer communities. Savoir-faire Linux promotes both vision and values of Debian. Indeed, we believe that it's an essential piece, in a social and political way, to the freedom of users using modern technological systems", said Cyrille Béraud, president of Savoir-faire Linux.
Savoir-faire Linux is a Montreal-based Free/Open-Source Software company with offices in Quebec City, Toronto, Paris and Lyon. It offers Linux and Free Software integration solutions in order to provide performance, flexibility and independence for its clients. The company actively contributes to many free software projects, and provide mirrors of Debian, Ubuntu, Linux and others.
Savoir-faire Linux was present at DebConf16 program with a talk about Ring, its GPL secure and distributed communication system. Ring package was accepted in Debian testing during DebCamp in 2016 and will be part of Debian Stretch. OpenDHT, the distributed hash table implementation used by Ring, also appeared in Debian experimental during last DebConf.
With this commitment as Platinum Sponsor, Savoir-faire Linux contributes to make possible our annual conference, and directly supports the progress of Debian and Free Software helping to strengthen the community that continues to collaborate on Debian projects throughout the rest of the year.
Thank you very much Savoir-faire Linux, for your support of DebConf17!
DebConf17 is still accepting sponsors. Interested companies and organizations may contact the DebConf team through , and visit the DebConf17 website at .
On February 4th and 5th, Debian will be attending in Brussels, Belgium; a yearly gratis event (no registration needed) run by volunteers from the Open Source and Free Software community. It's free, and it's big: more than 600 speakers, over 600 events, in 29 rooms.
This year more than 45 current or past Debian contributors will at FOSDEM: Alexandre Viau, Bradley M. Kuhn, Daniel Pocock, Guus Sliepen, Johan Van de Wauw, John Sullivan, Josh Triplett, Julien Danjou, Keith Packard, Martin Pitt, Peter Van Eynde, Richard Hartmann, Sebastian Dröge, Stefano Zacchiroli and Wouter Verhelst, among others.
Similar to previous years, the event will be hosted at Université libre de Bruxelles. Debian contributors and enthusiasts will be taking shifts at the Debian stand with gadgets, T-Shirts and swag. You can find us at stand number 4 in building K, 1 B; CoreOS Linux and PostgreSQL will be our neighbours. See for more details.
We are looking forward to meeting you all!
The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months:
The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months:
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