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NYC LOCAL: Sunday through Saturday 1-7 August 2010 Debian Conference 10


From: secretary
Subject: NYC LOCAL: Sunday through Saturday 1-7 August 2010 Debian Conference 10 at Columbia University
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:57:07 -0000

Debian Conference 10 starts at 9:30 am on Sunday 1 August 2010 at
Columbia University in the City of New York.  The front desk of
DebConf10 is in Mudd Hall, and many meetings will take place in
the Schapiro building.  Sunday is Debian Day, DebConf's Day for
Everybody, and Gale Brewer of the New York City Council will
speak, and Gabriella Coleman will speak, and Eben Moglen will speak,
and Andy Oram and Jonah Bossewitch and Asheesh Laroia and
John Sullivan and more people will speak about free
software^W^Wfreedom, in particular our right to own a computer.

http://debconf10.debconf.org
http://debconf10.debconf.org/debianday.xhtml
http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf10/Welcome

Debian is the largest free software project in the world, and it
makes the best GNU/Linux distribution.  For over ten years Debian
has had apt-get, which is the package management system for the
apt store, which is larger and better than Apple's app store.
Debian's apt store differs from the Apple Computer Company's
feeble fraud:  Debian doesn't require you hand over ownership of
your device to use the apt store.

I hope you can get to Debian Day.

Below find two notices, mostly the same, the second being the
Official Press Release.

Jay Sulzberger <address@hidden>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
http://www.lxny.org


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  what="official Debian Conference 10 announcements"
  edits="">


---------- Forwarded message ----------
  Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:34:05 +0200
  From: Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <address@hidden>
  To: address@hidden
  Subject: Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start
  Resent-Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 20:34:22 +0000 (UTC)
  Resent-From: address@hidden

  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  The Debian Project                                 http://www.debian.org/
  Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start  address@hidden
  July 30th, 2010                  http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100730
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Tenth Annual Debian Developer Conference about to start

  The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating
  system, would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Debian
  Conference which will take place from August 1 to 7, 2010, at New York
  City's Columbia University in cooperation with the Columbia Computer
  Science department. This year's conference is the first DebConf to be
  held in the United States in the 11-year history of the event. This
  year, more than 300 developers from all over the world, including
  Brazil, Argentina, Bosnia, Mexico, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, New
  Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, and Latvia, will participate.

  More information is available at http://debconf10.debconf.org/.

  Every year, DebConf allows new and existing Debian project participants
  from around the world to assemble, share knowledge and ideas, make
  collaborative contributions to Debian, and build tighter community
  bonds. Conference costs are largely supported by corporate sponsors who
  find significant interest in supporting Debian and DebConfs.

  For the first time, Debconf will host "tracks", featuring a cluster of
  talks linked by a common theme. These include tracks on Science/Math,
  Java, Enterprise Systems, Debian Community Outreach, and Media and Art
  in Debian. Other talks will cover technical, licensing, and community
  issues by a host of Debian developers and other leaders in the Free
  Software community. Eben Moglen, Chairman of the Software Freedom Law
  Center and Professor of Law at Columbia University will be our plenary
  speaker on August 3, at 10:00 AM [1].

    1: http://penta.debconf.org/dc10_schedule/events/641.en.html

  DebConf includes Debian Day, being held on August 1st, when the
  conference opens its doors to anyone interested in finding out more
  about Debian and Free Software. During this event, there will be a full
  day of talks on a variety of subjects such as Free Software advocacy,
  Free Software usability, and a number of talks on the Debian project and
  operating system itself.  One of the hilights of this years Debian Day
  will be the talk by the Honourable Gale Brewer, member of the New York
  City Council, on "How Government can Foster Freedom in Technology" at
  04:00 PM [2]

    2: http://penta.debconf.org/dc10_schedule/events/674.en.html

  More information on Debian Day, including a schedule, are available at
  http://www.debianday.org/.


  Video Streams for most talks available
  --------------------------------------

  Similar to previous years, people unable to attend the conference will
  be able to participate by watching video streams and comment via IRC
  channels.  More details about the video streams are available at
  http://debconf10.debconf.org. To comment on sessions, please join the
  irc channels #debconf-davis and #debconf-interschool respectively on
  irc.debian.org.  The complete schedule of the conference is available in
  different formats at
  http://penta.debconf.org/dc10_schedule/index.en.html but please note,
  that new events and ad hoc sessions will be added during the
  conference.


  About Debian
  ------------

  Debian is a free computer operating system. Over three thousand
  volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
  Debian software. Translated into over 30 languages, and supporting a
  huge range of computer architectures, Debian calls itself the "universal
  operating system" and is the largest free software project in the world.
  In the United States, Debian is backed by Software in the Public
  Interest, Inc., a not-for-profit public charity as described in section
  501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


  About DebConf
  -------------

  DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a
  full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an
  opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to
  meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place
  annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Canada, Finland, and
  Mexico. More information about DebConf is available from
  http://debconf.org/.


  More Information
  ----------------

  More information about DebConf10 can be found on the conference website
  at http://debconf10.debconf.org/ or by contacting the DebConf Global
  Press Team at address@hidden


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************************BELOW IS OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE*************************


---------- Forwarded message ----------
  From: DebConf Press Team <address@hidden>
  Date: Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:56 PM
  Subject: [Press Release] Media Alert: FIRST TIME IN THE USA - Tenth
  Annual Debian Developer Conference - World's Largest GNU/Linux
  Distribution Developers' Conference to be taking place at Columbia
  University NYC Aug 1-7
  To: DebConf-Team List <address@hidden>

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

  Contact information: Debian Developer Conference Press Team Contact:
  address@hidden Local contacts: Brian Gupta 646-374-8886 Gabriella
  Coleman 773-426-3054

  Subject: Media Alert: FIRST TIME IN THE USA - Tenth Annual Debian
  Developer Conference - World's Largest GNU/Linux Distribution
  Developers' Conference to be taking place at Columbia University NYC
  Aug 1-7

  New York, NY, July 27, 2010//The Debian Project, the team behind the
  free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, would like to invite you to
  participate in the upcoming Debian Conference which will take place
  from August 1 to 7, 2010, at New York City's Columbia University in
  cooperation with the Columbia Computer Science department. =A0This
  year's conference is the first DebConf to be held in the United States
  in the 11-year history of the event. This year, more than 300
  developers from all over the world, including Brazil, Argentina,
  Bosnia, Mexico, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia,
  Venezuela, and Latvia, will participate.

  More information here: http://debconf10.debconf.org/

  Every year, DebConf allows new and existing Debian project
  participants from around the world to assemble, share knowledge and
  ideas, make collaborative contributions to Debian, and build tighter
  community bonds. Conference costs are largely supported by corporate
  sponsors who find significant interest in supporting Debian and
  DebConfs.

  For the first time, Debconf will host "tracks", featuring a cluster of
  talks linked by a common theme. These include tracks on Science/Math,
  Java, Enterprise Systems, Debian Community Outreach, and Media and Art
  in Debian. Other talks will cover technical, licensing, and community
  issues by a host of Debian developers and other leaders in the Free
  Software community. Eben Moglen, Chairman of the Software Freedom Law
  Center and Professor of Law at Columbia University will be our
  plenary speaker on August 3, at 10:00 AM.

  DebConf includes Debian Day, being held on August 1st, when the
  conference opens its doors to anyone interested in finding out more
  about Debian and Free Software. During this event, there will be a
  full day of talks on a variety of subjects such as Free Software
  advocacy, Free Software usability, and a number of talks on the Debian
  project and operating system itself.

  More information on Debian Day, including a schedule, here:
  http://www.debianday.org/

  ABOUT DEBIAN
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Debian GNU/Linux is a free computer operating system. Over three
  thousand volunteers from all over the world work together to create
  and maintain Debian software. Translated into 27 languages, and
  supporting a huge range of computer architectures, Debian calls itself
  the "universal operating system" =A0and is the largest free software
  project in the world. In the United States, Debian is backed =A0by
  Software in the Public Interest, Inc., a not-for-profit public charity
  as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  ABOUT DEBCONF
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a
  full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides
  an opportunity for developers, contributors and other
  interested people to meet in person and work together more closely. It
  has taken place annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Canada,
  Finland, and Mexico. More information about DebConf is
  available from http://debconf.org/.

  MORE INFORMATION
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  More information about DebConf10 can be found on the conference
  website: http://debconf10.debconf.org/ or by contacting the DebConf
  Global Press Team at address@hidden

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