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First European Debian Meeting

Dear Debian developers,

The french-speaking Debian developers and the Libre Software Meeting
organizers urge everybody who'd like to take part in the First European [1]
Debian Meeting to join us.

The meeting takes place in Bordeaux (France), from July 5th to July 9th 2000,
it will benefit from the infrastructure put in place for the Libre
Software Meeting (Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre). This way, the 
meetings, debates and work sessions will use at no charge the ENSERB
facilities, on the campus of the University of Bordeaux.

The developers will find there a great amount of conveniences for a really
low cost (accomodation in student's halls of residence, etc...).

The goal is to allow all the interested developers and the advanced users
of the Debian distribution to meet in the real life, and to review the
most important questions about the future of the Debian project, the new
features of the distribution, as well as the news of the Free Software in
general, via meetings, work groups and/or coding parties.

In order to achieve this goal, it is urgently needed to build a precise
work programme for the meeting, matching the concerns of the developers
and the users. Thus we suggest to the interested developers (and to
every volunteer wishing to help) to subscribe to lsm@aquarel.fr for
discussing the issues (to subscribe, just send a message to
sympa@aquarel.fr with the Subject: subscribe lsm). The Debian related
messages will be tagged [Debian]. If you don't want to subscribe but
you'd still like to propose a subject for a conference/work session, or if
you want to propose yourself as speaker, please take contact with Thierry
Laronde <thierry.laronde@polynum.com>.

At the moment, the European Debian Meeting is brought to you by :
- Raphael Hertzog
- Thierry Laronde
- Olivier Berger (contact with the LSM / APRIL member)
- ...and you, if you want to help !

The participants in the European Debian Meeting will have the opportunity,
at the same time, to meet developers of numerous others Free projects, and
even to take part in work sessions about others themes (you can find the
programme here : http://lsm.abul.org/program/topics_en.html --- resp.

More about the Libre Software Meeting (Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel
Libre) here :
http://lsm.abul.org/lsm_en.html (in english)
http://lsm.abul.org/lsm_fr.html (in french)


[1] It's called the Debian European Meeting, but this doesn't mean that
    we don't want any non-European Debian developers. Developers from
    America, Asia, Africa and Oceania are welcomed too !

Raphaël Hertzog -=- http://tux.u-strasbg.fr/~raphael/
<pub> CDs Debian : http://tux.u-strasbg.fr/~raphael/debian/#cd
      Formations Linux et logiciels libres : http://www.logidee.com </pub>

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