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Title: Call for participants in Debian for the Google Summer of Code
Title: Call for participants in Debian for the Google Summer of Code
Date: 2013-04-09 21:30
Tags: announce, gsoc
Slug: call-for-students-gsoc-2013
......@@ -6,22 +6,22 @@ Author: Nicolas Dandrimont
Status: published
The [Google Summer of Code](http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013)
is a program that allows post-secondary students aged 18 and older to earn a stipend writing code
The [Google Summer of Code](http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013)
is a program that allows post-secondary students aged 18 and older to earn a stipend writing code
for Free and Open Source Software projects during the summer.
For the eighth time, Debian has just been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year's program.
If you're an [eligible student](http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page#2._Whos_eligible_to_participate_as_a),
now is the time to take a look at our [project ideas list](http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2013/Projects),
engage with the mentors for the projects you find interesting, and start working on
[your application](http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2013/StudentApplicationTemplate)!
Please read the [FAQ](http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page)
and the [Program Timeline](http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page#2._What_is_the_program_timeline)
For the eighth time, Debian has just been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year's program.
If you're an [eligible student](http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page#2._Whos_eligible_to_participate_as_a),
now is the time to take a look at our [project ideas list](http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2013/Projects),
engage with the mentors for the projects you find interesting, and start working on
[your application](http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2013/StudentApplicationTemplate)!
Please read the [FAQ](http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page)
and the [Program Timeline](http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page#2._What_is_the_program_timeline)
on Google's website.
If you are interested, we encourage you to come and chat with us on irc ([#debian-soc](irc://irc.oftc.net/debian-soc) on irc.oftc.net),
or to send an email to the [SoC coordination mailing-list](mailto:soc-coordination@lists.alioth.debian.org).
Most of the GSoC related information in Debian can be found on [our wiki pages](http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2013),
If you are interested, we encourage you to come and chat with us on irc ([#debian-soc](irc://irc.oftc.net/debian-soc) on irc.oftc.net),
or to send an email to the [SoC coordination mailing-list](mailto:soc-coordination@lists.alioth.debian.org).
Most of the GSoC related information in Debian can be found on [our wiki pages](http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2013),
but feel free to ask us directly on irc or via email.
We're looking forward to work with amazing students again this summer!
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......@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ Title: Call for Debian projects and mentors in the GSoC 2013
Date: 2013-03-23 00:06
Tags: announce, gsoc
Slug: call-projects-mentors-gsoc-2013
Author: Ana Guerrero
Author: Ana Guerrero
Status: published
![Alt GSoC 2013 banner](|filename|/images/gsoc-2013-logo.png)
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......@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ Date: 2013-04-26 15:30
Tags: debconf13
Slug: dc13-fundraising
Author: Brian Gupta
Status: published
Status: published
As part of the DebConf13 fundraising efforts, Brandorr Group
is funding a matching initiative for DebConf13, which will be
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......@@ -6,12 +6,12 @@ Author: Francesca Ciceri
Status: published
We have asked Gergely Nagy, one of the three candidates for
We have asked Gergely Nagy, one of the three candidates for
[DPL elections 2013](|filename|candidates-for-dpl-2013.md),
to tell our readers about himself and his ideas for the Debian Project.
You can also read the interviews to the other two candidates:
[Lucas Nussbaum](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-lucas.md)
You can also read the interviews to the other two candidates:
[Lucas Nussbaum](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-lucas.md)
and [Moray Allan](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-moray.md).
----
......@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@ our focus straight, and be the champions of Free Software.
We just need to realize that there's much more to Free Software than
the software itself.
**What are, in your opinion, the areas of the project more in need of
**What are, in your opinion, the areas of the project more in need of
technical and/or social improvements?**
I believe that while we do have many areas where we could use technical
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......@@ -6,102 +6,102 @@ Author: Francesca Ciceri
Status: published
We have asked Lucas Nussbaum, one of the three candidates for
We have asked Lucas Nussbaum, one of the three candidates for
[DPL elections 2013](|filename|candidates-for-dpl-2013.md),
to tell our readers about himself and his ideas for the Debian Project.
You can also read the interviews to the other two candidates:
[Gergely Nagy](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-algernon.md)
You can also read the interviews to the other two candidates:
[Gergely Nagy](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-algernon.md)
and [Moray Allan](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-moray.md).
----
**Please tell us a little about yourself.**
Hi! I'm a 31 years old french computer geek. In my day job, I'm an assistant
professor (Maître de Conférences) of Computer Science at Université de
Hi! I'm a 31 years old french computer geek. In my day job, I'm an assistant
professor (Maître de Conférences) of Computer Science at Université de
Lorraine.
**What do you do in Debian and how did you started contributing?**
Like many, I started contributing to Debian by creating and maintaining
Like many, I started contributing to Debian by creating and maintaining
packages for my own software, in the Ruby team.
Then, I discovered that, even if it's not so obvious from the outside, there
are a lot of areas in Debian that could use more contributors. So I just
Then, I discovered that, even if it's not so obvious from the outside, there
are a lot of areas in Debian that could use more contributors. So I just
started to contribute to more and more things.
There's a list of things I did in Debian in my [platform](https://www.debian.org/vote/2013/platforms/lucas).
What I have been doing recently is:
- rebuild all packages in Debian on a regular basis in order to identify
packages that can no longer be built, and file bugs accordingly. In order to
- rebuild all packages in Debian on a regular basis in order to identify
packages that can no longer be built, and file bugs accordingly. In order to
do that efficiently, I use cluster and cloud resources ([more info](http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=718))
- develop and maintain [Ultimate Debian Database](http://udd.debian.org), a
data aggregator that collects data in most Debian services so that it is
possible to expose it in interesting ways (e.g. find release-critical bugs
affecting popular packages).
- develop and maintain [Ultimate Debian Database](http://udd.debian.org), a
data aggregator that collects data in most Debian services so that it is
possible to expose it in interesting ways (e.g. find release-critical bugs
affecting popular packages).
- write and maintain a [Debian Packaging tutorial](https://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals#packaging-tutorial),
([packaging-tutorial package](http://packages.debian.org/sid/packaging-tutorial)),
([packaging-tutorial package](http://packages.debian.org/sid/packaging-tutorial)),
to provide an easy-to-read introduction to packaging in Debian.
**Why did you decide to run as DPL?**
Two main reasons:
- Most of my Debian contributions aim at addressing problems at the
distribution scale (cross-distro collaboration, Quality Assurance,
data-mining). Being DPL is a great way to contribute to Debian at this
- Most of my Debian contributions aim at addressing problems at the
distribution scale (cross-distro collaboration, Quality Assurance,
data-mining). Being DPL is a great way to contribute to Debian at this
level.
- the DPL campaign is a great time in Debian where we discuss the project's
problems, politics and visions. Being a candidate is in itself a way to
contribute to Debian (though it would be better if we had those discussions
- the DPL campaign is a great time in Debian where we discuss the project's
problems, politics and visions. Being a candidate is in itself a way to
contribute to Debian (though it would be better if we had those discussions
outside DPL campaigns too).
**Three keywords to summarise your platform.**
(re-)make Debian the center of the Free Software ecosystem; foster innovation
(re-)make Debian the center of the Free Software ecosystem; foster innovation
inside Debian; reduce barriers to contributions
**What are the biggest challenges that you envision for Debian in the future?**
I often have the impression that the project is losing momentum,
positive energy, and slowing down. It feels like we are living on the benefits
of the past. A lot of very cool things happen in the Debian ecosystem, but
I often have the impression that the project is losing momentum,
positive energy, and slowing down. It feels like we are living on the benefits
of the past. A lot of very cool things happen in the Debian ecosystem, but
very often outside the Debian project (in derivative distributions).
Debian should aim at reinforcing its position in the center of the Free
Software ecosystem: it should be the main active intermediary between upstream
projects and final users. To achieve that, we need to reinforce the visibility
and the impact of Debian. This is extremely important because the values we
Debian should aim at reinforcing its position in the center of the Free
Software ecosystem: it should be the main active intermediary between upstream
projects and final users. To achieve that, we need to reinforce the visibility
and the impact of Debian. This is extremely important because the values we
fight for as a project are often neglected by our derivatives.
**What are, in your opinion, the areas of the project more in need
**What are, in your opinion, the areas of the project more in need
of technical and/or social improvements?**
Fostering innovation inside Debian: we should be more welcoming towards
innovation and experiments inside the project. Often, we merely tolerate them,
and bureaucracy makes them hard and slow to conduct. As a result, people tends
Fostering innovation inside Debian: we should be more welcoming towards
innovation and experiments inside the project. Often, we merely tolerate them,
and bureaucracy makes them hard and slow to conduct. As a result, people tends
to innovate outside the Debian project.
Making it easier to contribute to Debian: we compete with more and more
projects to attract contributors. While we are already quite good at welcoming
new contributors with good documentation and mentoring (much better than
Making it easier to contribute to Debian: we compete with more and more
projects to attract contributors. While we are already quite good at welcoming
new contributors with good documentation and mentoring (much better than
people usually think), there's still a lot of room for improvement.
**Why should people vote for you?**
A great thing in Debian's voting system is that you don't vote "for" or
"against" a specific candidate. Instead, due to our use of the
[Condorcet method](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_method), you
rank candidates (and also indicate those who you consider suitable for the
A great thing in Debian's voting system is that you don't vote "for" or
"against" a specific candidate. Instead, due to our use of the
[Condorcet method](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_method), you
rank candidates (and also indicate those who you consider suitable for the
role by ranking a virtual "None of the above" candidate).
Why am I a good candidate? My previous contributions to Debian show that I
have a pretty good understanding of the inner workings of the project, and
Why am I a good candidate? My previous contributions to Debian show that I
have a pretty good understanding of the inner workings of the project, and
that I have a track record of managing projects successfully inside Debian.
I think that those are two required qualities for a DPL.
......@@ -120,9 +120,9 @@ everywhere.
**Are there any other fields where you call yourself a geek, besides computers?**
I'm not sure this really qualifies as "besides computers", but I've gotten
very interested in the OpenStreetMap project lately. I very much enjoy
exploring unmapped areas on a mountain bike. It feels like being Christopher
Columbus or Marco Polo, but 20 minutes from home. ;) The OpenStreetMap and
Debian projects also share many values, such as a great attention to quality and
I'm not sure this really qualifies as "besides computers", but I've gotten
very interested in the OpenStreetMap project lately. I very much enjoy
exploring unmapped areas on a mountain bike. It feels like being Christopher
Columbus or Marco Polo, but 20 minutes from home. ;) The OpenStreetMap and
Debian projects also share many values, such as a great attention to quality and
details.
......@@ -6,71 +6,71 @@ Author: Francesca Ciceri
Status: published
We have asked Moray Allan, one of the three candidates for
We have asked Moray Allan, one of the three candidates for
[DPL elections 2013](|filename|candidates-for-dpl-2013.md),
to tell our readers about himself and his ideas for the Debian Project.
You can also read the interviews to the other two candidates:
[Lucas Nussbaum](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-lucas.md)
You can also read the interviews to the other two candidates:
[Lucas Nussbaum](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-lucas.md)
and [Gergely Nagy](|filename|dpl-interview-2013-algernon.md).
----
**Please tell us a little about yourself.**
I'm Moray Allan, from Edinburgh in Scotland. I'm 32. After working in
academic research for a few years, I'm now working freelance on a wide
mixture of topics, with recent projects in Indonesia, Romania and
Kuwait. When I'm not working, I'm likely to be found walking through a
city or the countryside, or otherwise relaxing at home reading a novel
I'm Moray Allan, from Edinburgh in Scotland. I'm 32. After working in
academic research for a few years, I'm now working freelance on a wide
mixture of topics, with recent projects in Indonesia, Romania and
Kuwait. When I'm not working, I'm likely to be found walking through a
city or the countryside, or otherwise relaxing at home reading a novel
in French or Spanish.
**What do you do in Debian and how did you started contributing?**
In recent years, most of my Debian time was taken up organising the
annual Debian conferences. But I still have a load of packages, mostly
connected to an upstream Linux-on-handheld-computers project I was
In recent years, most of my Debian time was taken up organising the
annual Debian conferences. But I still have a load of packages, mostly
connected to an upstream Linux-on-handheld-computers project I was
working on before I joined Debian to create packages for it.
**Why did you decide to run as DPL?**
I've been involved in Debian for about 10 years now, including working
for the last few years in DebConf in a way similar to how the DPL acts
within overall Debian. Previously I'd ruled out running due to lack of
time, but currently I'm in a more flexible work situation. It seems the
right time to put myself forward, and see if the ideas in my platform
I've been involved in Debian for about 10 years now, including working
for the last few years in DebConf in a way similar to how the DPL acts
within overall Debian. Previously I'd ruled out running due to lack of
time, but currently I'm in a more flexible work situation. It seems the
right time to put myself forward, and see if the ideas in my platform
interest project members.
**Three keywords to summarise your platform.**
Transparency, communication, openness. (Three ways I'd like us to
Transparency, communication, openness. (Three ways I'd like us to
think about teams in Debian.)
**What are the biggest challenges that you envision for Debian in the future?**
I think the biggest challenges are for free software in general.
End-users are moving to more closed hardware -- will our software be
able to run on the phones and tablets people are shifting towards? At
the same time, end-users and server users are moving to "the cloud", and
often depending more heavily on non-free infrastructure outside their
I think the biggest challenges are for free software in general.
End-users are moving to more closed hardware -- will our software be
able to run on the phones and tablets people are shifting towards? At
the same time, end-users and server users are moving to "the cloud", and
often depending more heavily on non-free infrastructure outside their
own control.
**What are, in your opinion, the areas of the project more in need
**What are, in your opinion, the areas of the project more in need
of technical and/or social improvements?**
In my platform I give a few ideas about teams and delegations,
coordination and mediation, and both internal and external
communication, including more organised fundraising. These are areas
In my platform I give a few ideas about teams and delegations,
coordination and mediation, and both internal and external
communication, including more organised fundraising. These are areas
where I think relatively simple changes can give big benefits.
**Why should people vote for you?**
I have proven leadership experience within Debian, as I've been working
on coordination and mediation tasks for some years already. At the same
time, I do regular packaging work, and work in other parts of Debian
like the press and publicity teams, so I'm in touch with the experience
of normal Debian contributors. People should vote for me if they
support my platform, which is about coordination-level changes that I
I have proven leadership experience within Debian, as I've been working
on coordination and mediation tasks for some years already. At the same
time, I do regular packaging work, and work in other parts of Debian
like the press and publicity teams, so I'm in touch with the experience
of normal Debian contributors. People should vote for me if they
support my platform, which is about coordination-level changes that I
would have no mandate or authority to push through unless I am elected.
**Name three tools you couldn't stay without.**
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**What keep you motivated to work in Debian?**
I've used Debian on all my computers for a long time, and by now
working on the distribution myself feels a natural part of that.
Fortunately I'm constantly positively surprised by Debian and by the
I've used Debian on all my computers for a long time, and by now
working on the distribution myself feels a natural part of that.
Fortunately I'm constantly positively surprised by Debian and by the
Debian community.
**Are there any other fields where you call yourself a geek, besides computers?**
Certainly history (such as the eastern Mediterranean region in late
antiquity), languages (including dead ones) and music (especially
Certainly history (such as the eastern Mediterranean region in late
antiquity), languages (including dead ones) and music (especially
Josquin to Monteverdi).
......@@ -20,6 +20,6 @@ The rules are simple:
* this program will be in place until Nov 14th, so please act quickly!
If you'd like to participate as intern, the application deadline is
If you'd like to participate as intern, the application deadline is
very near (November 11th). You can find [here](http://wiki.debian.org/OPW) more info on how to apply.
......@@ -12,6 +12,6 @@ Neil McGovern, on behalf of the Debian Release Team, announced
the target date of the weekend of 4th/5th May for the release
of Debian 7.0 "Wheezy".
Now it's time to organize some
Now it's time to organize some
[Wheezy release parties](http://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyWheezy)
to celebrate the event and show all your Debian love!
......@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ Slug: security-updates-for-xorg
Author: Ana Guerrero
Status: published
If you see a bunch of X.org packages upgrades pending in your Squeeze or brand new Wheezy system, don't panic!
If you see a bunch of X.org packages upgrades pending in your Squeeze or brand new Wheezy system, don't panic!
Ilja van Sprundel, a security researcher from IOActive, has discovered a large number of issues in the various X client libraries and he has worked with X.Org's security team to analyze, confirm, and fix these issues.
You can find [more information in the security advisory from X.org](http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Security/Advisory-2013-05-23).
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......@@ -8,22 +8,22 @@ Status: published
![Alt Keep calm and install Wheezy](|filename|/images/keepcalm.png)
The new stable version of Debian, codenamed *Wheezy*, is finally here.
The new stable version of Debian, codenamed *Wheezy*, is finally here.
Main features of Debian 7.0 Wheezy are [multiarch support](https://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110726b),
specific tools to [deploy private clouds](https://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120425), a greatly improved
installer and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party
repositories.
For a complete list of new features and updated software, take a look at the
repositories.
For a complete list of new features and updated software, take a look at the
[official announcement](https://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130504).
Want to give it a try?
Want to give it a try?
Check out the [live images](http://live.debian.net/files/stable/images/7.0.0/)!
Want to install it?
Choose your favourite [installation media](https://www.debian.org/distrib/) among Blu-ray Discs, DVDs,
CDs and USB sticks.
Want to install it?
Choose your favourite [installation media](https://www.debian.org/distrib/) among Blu-ray Discs, DVDs,
CDs and USB sticks.
Already a happy Debian user and you only want to upgrade?
Already a happy Debian user and you only want to upgrade?
You are just an *apt-get dist-upgrade* away from Wheezy!
Find how, reading the [installation guide](https://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/installmanual)
and the [release notes](https://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/releasenotes).
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