[nycbug-talk] "Debian Day" this Sunday, Aug 1st, at Columbia University from 9:45am-9:15pm and kFreeBSD preso on Tuesday August 3rd

Brian Gupta brian.gupta at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 21:43:19 EDT 2010

My apologies if this offends anyone, but since this is a once in a
lifetime event, I figured that crossing the isle this one time might
be ok.

Hey guys, this Sunday is Debian Day!! Schedule here
http://www.debianday.org/ All you need to do to register is send an
email to
debianday at debconf.org!!

As another interesting tidbit, Debian has a port of their OS that uses
the FreeBSD kernel and there will be a presentation on it during the
conference proper:
http://penta.debconf.org/dc10_schedule/events/538.en.html this will be
on Tuesday at 3:00pm.


P.S. - Please help spread the work.. there will be general interest
speakers and topics:

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From: DebConf Press Team <press at debconf.org>
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
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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.  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 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

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:

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"  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.

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

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