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15 March 2010, 12:24

Debian: DebConf10 & 2010 Project Leader Elections

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DebConf Logo The DebConf organisers have announced they are now accepting proposals for contributions to this year’s Debian conference. The organisers ask attendees to contribute to the annual Debian developers meeting by submitting presentations on a variety of topics. These can include presenting technical papers, hosting panel discussions, tutorials, debates or hosting meetings, such as Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs). Proposals for tracks, a thematic grouping around a particular subject, and for people to coordinate them, are also being accepted.

DebConf10 will take place from the 1st to the 7th of August, 2010 in New York City. The talks will be broadcast live on the Internet and videos will be published on the DebConf web site along with presentation slides and papers. To submit a proposal, attendees must first register and select the "“Submit a proposal” link. The deadline for submissions is the 1st of May, 2010 at 23:59 GMT.

Debian Logo The Debian Project has announced that the nomination period for the Debian Project Leader Elections 2010 has ended and that 4 candidates have been chosen. This year's Debian Project Leader candidates are Stefano Zacchiroli (Package Tracking System co-maintainer), Wouter Verhelst (Autobuilder Team), Charles Plessy (Debian Med Team) and Margarita Manterola (Debian Women). According to a message from the author of the Debian News announcement, the free software GNU/Linux distribution's current project leader, Steve McIntyre, has chosen not to run, following several years in the position.

Over the next three weeks, users can submit questions for candidates and follow the debate online in the Debian Vote Mailing List. The final vote will take place from the 2nd to the 15th of April and the new project leader term will start on the 17th of April.

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