Debian Project Leader elections 2016Sun 27 March 2016 by Ana Guerrero Lopez with tags dpl vote
It's that time of year again for the Debian Project: the elections of its Project Leader!
Neil McGovern who has held the office for the last year will not be seeking reelection. Debian Developers will have to choose between voting for the only candidate running Mehdi Dogguy or None Of The Above. If None Of The Above wins the election then the election procedure is repeated, many times if necessary.
Mehdi Dogguy was a candidate for the DPL position last year, finishing second with a close amount of votes to the winner Neil McGovern.
We are in the middle of the campaigning period that will last until April 2nd. The candidate and Debian contributors are expected to engage in debates and discussions on the debian-vote mailing list.
The voting period starts on April 3rd, and during the following two weeks, Debian Developers will vote to choose the person who will guide the project for one year. The results will be published on April 17th with the term for new the project leader starting immediately that same day.
New Debian Developers and Maintainers (July and August 2015)Tue 01 September 2015 by Ana Guerrero López with tags project
The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months:
- Gianfranco Costamagna (locutusofborg)
- Graham Inggs (ginggs)
- Ximin Luo (infinity0)
- Christian Kastner (ckk)
- Tianon Gravi (tianon)
- Iain R. Learmonth (irl)
- Laura Arjona Reina (larjona)
The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months:
- Senthil Kumaran
- Riley Baird
- Robie Basak
- Alex Muntada
- Johan Van de Wauw
- Benjamin Barenblat
- Paul Novotny
- Jose Luis Rivero
- Chris Knadle
- Lennart Weller
Reproducible Builds get funded by the Core Infrastructure InitiativeTue 23 June 2015 by Ana Guerrero Lopez with tags debian cii reproducible builds
The Core Infrastructure Initiative announced today that they will support two Debian Developers, Holger Levsen and Jérémy Bobbio, with $200,000 to advance their Debian work in reproducible builds and to collaborate more closely with other distributions such as Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenWrt to benefit from this effort.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) was established in 2014 to fortify the security of key open source projects. This initiative is funded by more than 20 companies and managed by The Linux Foundation.
The reproducible builds initiative aims to enable anyone to reproduce bit by bit identical binary packages from a given source, thus enabling anyone to independently verify that a binary matches the source code from which it was said it was derived. For example, this allow the users of Debian to rebuild packages and obtain exactly identical packages to the ones provided by the Debian repositories.
Debian 8.0 Jessie has been released!Sun 26 April 2015 by Ana Guerrero Lopez with tags jessie
There's a new sheriff in town. And her name is Jessie. We're happy to announce the release of Debian 8.0, codenamed Jessie.
Want to install it? Choose your favourite installation media among Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CDs and USB sticks. Then read the installation manual. For cloud users Debian also offers pre-built OpenStack images ready to use.
Do you want to celebrate the release? Share the banner from this blog in your blog or your website!
Debian is now welcoming applicants for Outreachy and GSoC Summer 2015Mon 16 March 2015 by Ana Guerrero Lopez with tags announce gsoc outreachy
We'd like to reshare a post from Nicolas Dandrimont.
Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. The current round of internships is open to women (cis and trans), trans men, genderqueer people, and all participants of the Ascend Project regardless of gender.
Google Summer of Code is a global program, sponsored by Google, that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects.
Interns for both programs are granted a $5500 stipend (in three installments) allowing them to dedicate their summer to working full-time on Debian.
Our amazing team of mentors has listed their project ideas on the Debian wiki, and we are now welcoming applicants for both programs.
If you want to apply for an internship with Debian this summer, please fill out the template for either Outreachy or GSoC. If you’re eligible to both programs, we’ll encourage you to apply to both (using the same application), as Debian only has funds for a single Outreachy intern this round.
Don’t wait up! The application period for Outreachy ends March 24th, and the GSoC application period ends March 27th. We really want applicants to start contributing to their project before making our selection, so that mentors can get a feel of how working with their intern will be like for three months. The small task is a requirement for Outreachy, and we’re strongly encouraging GSoC applicants to abide by that rule too. To contribute in the best conditions, you shouldn’t wait for the last minute to apply :-)
I hope we’ll work with a lot of great interns this summer. If you think you’re up for the challenge, it’s time to apply! If you have any doubts, or any question, drop us a line on the soc-coordination mailing list or come by on our IRC channel (#debian-soc on irc.debian.org) and we’ll do our best to guide you.