Sixth Annual Debian Conference

July 5th, 2005

The 6th annual Debian Conference will be held at the Computer Science department of the Helsinki University of Technology in Espoo, Finland from July 9th to July 17th 2005. Debian and Free Software developers from countries around the world meet for a week-long series of intensive development, seminars and workshops. It is highly technical in nature.

The target audience is Debian developers, interested and sophisticated Debian users. During the conference a number of attending developers will give talks about particular topics about or otherwise affiliated with Debian. The schedule will be published during the conference and isn't fixed yet. There will also be several workshops, coding parties, demonstrations and discussions.

Details on DebConf

Debian Day

The Debian Developers Conference starts with Debian Day, a one-day conference aiming at the general public. This sub-conference will take place at the Computer Science department of the Helsinki University of Technology in Espoo, Finland. The schedule follows:

Debian Day Schedule -- Saturday, July 9th, 2005
09:00 Greetings by Martin-Éric Racine, Andreas Schuldei, Branden Robinson
09:30 Jaldhar H. Vyas What is Debian?
10:15 Gunnar Wolf What is Free Software?
11:00 Aigars Mahinovs Custom Debian distributions
11:45 Juan Jose Amor A travel through Debian
12:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Andreas Barth Debian release processes
14:00 Dario Rapisardi and Pedro Pérez Debian in Extremadura
15:00 Alexander Schmehl Helping Debian for end-user
15:45 Martin-Éric Racine Developing software for Debian
16:30 Bdale Garbee How HP benefits from Debian
17:30 Q & A session Debian Project goals

Details on Debian Day


This year's Debian Conference is organised in collaboration with Linux-Aktivaattori and the Helsinki University of Technology, along with financial support from HP, Intel, Nokia, Linux Magazine, IBM, SLX-Debian-Labs, Movial, NetApp, Hostway, Linspire, VA Linux Systems Japan, O'Reilly, Progeny, Canonical, Xandros, Damicon, Univention, Linux Information Systems AG, MySQL, credativ and Ropecon.

For more information, please contact

Martin-Éric Racine
+358-40-726 2737