Call for proposals for DebConf17 logo extended until 22 August 2016
You can still participate designing the DebConf17 logo, have a look at https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf17/Artwork/LogoProposals and submit your proposals and/or comments no later than 22 August 2016!
Bits from Debian: Debian turns 23!
2016-08-16T12:35:06Z via Spigot To: PublicLink to original post: Debian turns 23!
Today is Debian's 23rd anniversary. If you are close to any of the cities celebrating Debian Day 2016, you're very welcome to join the party!
If not, there's still time for you to organize a little celebration or contribution to Debian. For example, you can have a look at the Debian timeline and learn about the history of the project. If you notice that some piece of information is still missing, feel free to add it to the timeline.
Or you can scratch your creative itch and suggest a wallpaper to be part of the artwork for the next release.
Our favorite operating system is the result of all the work we have done together. Thanks to everybody who has contributed in these 23 years, and happy birthday Debian!
Tor Project took inspiration from Debian for its social contract
Tor Project took inspiration from Debian for its social contract https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2016/08/msg00012.html
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MiniDebConf Cambridge (UK) in November 2016
The next mini-DebConf will take place in Cambridge, UK in November 10-13 2016 https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2016/08/msg00005.html
Debian Code Search: improving client-side latency
Debian Code Search: improving client-side latency https://people.debian.org/~stapelberg//2016/08/08/debian-codesearch-latency.html by Michael Stapelberg via Planet Debian
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Transition news: GCC 6 enabled by default in unstable
Transition news: GCC 6 enabled by default in unstable https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2016/08/msg00001.html
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Chaoskey 1.0 released (USB hardware random number generator)
The ChaosKey hardware random number generator described in talks at Debconf 14 and Debconf 16 has been released. Details about its free hardware and free software in http://chaoskey.org /via @Bdale Garbee and Keith Packard in Planet Debian
Huge work in the iptables debian package
Do you use iptables? A lot of updates are coming. Thank you, Arturo! http://ral-arturo.blogspot.com/2016/08/huge-work-in-iptables-debian-package.html
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Call for proposals for DebConf17 logo
DebConf17 will be held in Montreal (Canada) in August 2017.
If you want to participate designing its logo, have a look at https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf17/Artwork/LogoProposals and submit your proposals and/or comments no later than 15 August 2016!
Bits from Debian: Debian and Tor Services available as Onion Services
2016-08-01T15:40:03Z via Spigot To: PublicLink to original post: Debian and Tor Services available as Onion Services
We, the Debian project and the Tor project are enabling Tor onion services for several of our sites. These sites can now be reached without leaving the Tor network, providing a new option for securely connecting to resources provided by Debian and Tor.
The freedom to use open source software may be compromised when access to that software is monitored, logged, limited, prevented, or prohibited. As a community, we acknowledge that users should not feel that their every action is trackable or observable by others. Consequently, we are pleased to announce that we have started making several of the various web services provided by both Debian and Tor available via onion services.
While onion services can be used to conceal the network location of the machine providing the service, this is not the goal here. Instead, we employ onion services because they provide end-to-end integrity and confidentiality, and they authenticate the onion service end point.
For instance, when users connect to the onion service running at http://sejnfjrq6szgca7v.onion/, using a Tor-enabled browser such as the TorBrowser, they can be certain that their connection to the Debian website cannot be read or modified by third parties, and that the website that they are visiting is indeed the Debian website. In a sense, this is similar to what using HTTPS provides. However, crucially, onion services do not rely on third-party certification authorities (CAs). Instead, the onion service name cryptographically authenticates its cryptographic key.
In addition to the Tor and Debian websites, the Debian FTP and the Debian Security archives are available from .onion addresses, enabling Debian users to update their systems using only Tor connections. With the apt-transport-tor package installed, the following entries can replace the normal debian mirror entries in the apt configuration file (
deb tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian jessie main deb tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian jessie-updates main deb tor+http://sgvtcaew4bxjd7ln.onion/debian-security jessie/updates main
Likewise, Tor's Debian package repository is available from an onion service :
deb tor+http://sdscoq7snqtznauu.onion/torproject.org jessie main
Lists of several other new onion services offered by Debian and Tor are available from https://onion.debian.org and https://onion.torproject.org respectively. We expect to expand these lists in the near future to cover even more of Debian's and Tor's services.
Bits from Debian: Looking for the artwork for the next Debian release
2016-07-29T17:25:04Z via Spigot To: PublicLink to original post: Looking for the artwork for the next Debian release
Each release of Debian has a shiny new theme, which is visible on the boot screen, the login screen and, most prominently, on the desktop wallpaper.
Debian plans to release Stretch next year. As ever, we need your help in creating its theme! You have the opportunity to design a theme that will inspire thousands of people while working in their Debian systems.
They might be people working in exciting NASA missions:
Or DYI users who decided to make a matching keyboard:
If you're interested, please take a look at https://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktop/Artwork/Stretch
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Thanks DSA! and congratulations in the SysAdmin Day!
Today (last Friday of July) is the System Administrator Appreciation Day.
Do you want to know more about DSA, the Debian System Administrator team?
Thanks DSA for taking care of the Debian infrastructure! You rock!
Debconf video recordings broadcasted on Frikanalen (Norwegian TV)
Debconf video recordings were broadcasted last week on Frikanalen,
a Norwegian open TV channel with national coverage.Nice. How did I not notice until now that since 2006 debconf and other debian meeting recordings have been MIT licensed? http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/LICENSE
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Send your artwork proposals for Stretch
Help define the look and feel of Debian 9!
Send your artwork proposal before the 5th of September 2016