Debian Project at OSS Symposium, LinuxTag and DebConf

June 17th, 2005

The Debian project will attend the Open Source Software Symposium in Stuttgart and the LinuxTag in Karlsruhe next week, both in Germany.

Three exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities where the Debian project participates.

June 20th - 21st: Symposium OSS 2005, Ostfildern, Germany

The Debian project will run a booth and will present the distribution at this symposium for business and public administration. Michael Meskes will also give a talk about the use of the Debian system in companies and in public administration.

June 22nd - 25th: LinuxTag, Karlsruhe, Germany

This is the largest and most important Free Software exhibition and conference. The Debian project will maintain a booth in the exhibition area and organise a mini conference called Debian Day. The new and shiny release of Debian 3.1 alias sarge will be demonstrated at the booth where visitors can get pressed DVDs with the release on it for the i386, amd64 and powerpc platforms.

In addition to this, there will be several other talks that cover Free Software and Debian in particular. There will also be a keysigning party again on Saturday which requires to submit the keys before.

July 10th - 17th: Debian Conference, Helsinki, Finland

The Debian conference aims at Debian developers and interested users who would like to know more about the inner structure of the project and the distribution. The schedule will be available shortly before the conference. In the week before a work camp will be organised. On July 9th a public conference will be organised at the same place.

Schedule for the Debian Day

The Debian Day has been extended to two days and will take place on Thursday and Friday in room 2.05. In general the talks will be held in English if not denoted otherwise.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
10:00 Norbert Tretkowski Backporting Practice
11:00 Joey Schulze Debian Security
12:00 Luk Claes Internationalisation & localisation
13:00 Goswin von Brederlow Debian Archive Structure
14:00 Martin Zobel-Helas The volatile Archive
15:00 Meike Reichle The Debian Women Project
16:00 Enrico Zini CDD: Current and Future
Friday, June 24th, 2005
12:00 Yutaka Niibe Porting to the m32r Architecture
13:00 Mike Wiesner Kerberos V5 with Debian (German)
14:00 Stefano Zacchiroli OCaml @ Debian
15:00 Florian Möllers Knowledge, Power and free Beer
16:00 Hauke Goos-Habermann m23 Distribution System
17:00 Michael Banck The Ubuntu Development Model

Additional talks with Debian connection

Some talks will be delivered outside of the the Debian Day in the regular conference schedule or the community schedule. Several of these talks will be given in German.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005
10:00 Fabian Franz Introduction into Knoppix (EG)
Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
13:30 Florian Schießl Migration to Linux in Munich (UG2)
Friday, June 24th, 2005
12:00 Fernanda Weiden Free Software with a female touch (UG2)
16:00 Mako Hill Financing Free Software Projects (UG2)
17:00 Fabian Franz Introduction into Knoppix (PLF)
Saturday, June 25th, 2005
14:00   Key Signing Party (2.05)
15:00 Debian Developers Debian Projekt intern (UG3)
16:00 Alexander Schmehl Howto pay back (Community Forum)
16:00 Mako Hill Debian and Ubuntu: fork or not to fork (UG3)
17:00 Michael Kofler Ubuntu - The human Linux (EG)
17:00 Gregorio Robles Quo vadis, libre software? (UG3)

We invite all interested people in these areas to attend these conferences, meet Debian developers and users, exchange GnuPG fingerprints, discuss various topics on Debian and Free Software, and otherwise participate in our vibrant community.