DebConf 9 to take place in Extremadura, Spain in July 2009

December 12th, 2008

Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, 12 December 2008 - The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf 9.

The conference will take place from 23 to 30 July 2009 at the Complejo Cultural San Francisco in the UNESCO World Heritage city Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. Venue and accommodation for many participants will be sponsored by the government of Extremadura.

The government of Extremadura is very supportive of free software, says César Gómez Martín, one of the local organisers, and government member. In addition to our gnuLinEx initiative, a complete computer software solution for all Extremadura schools and official institutions built on Debian, we are keen to support free software projects and events. We are happy to sponsor DebConf, and excited to bring the conference to the beautiful city of Cáceres.

On Saturday, 25 July, the conference opens its doors to host talks and presentations geared at the general public. Developers and users will be on site to answer questions.

The call for papers and registration will open in January 2009.

DebConf 9 will be preceeded by developer work sessions starting 16 July.

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 types, Debian calls itself the universal operating system.

About DebConf

DebConf is the annual Debian conference, which has taken place since 2000 in places as varied as Canada, Finland, and Mexico. Several hundred developers, contributors, and users gather each year at a new location to further ideas, cooperate, and socialise. More information about DebConf is available from

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the DebConf web pages at, send mail to <> or call Martin Krafft at +41 32 5119511 (also speaks German) or Sebastian Montini at +54 223 155 560020 (also speaks Spanish).