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First Venezuelan Minidebconf

                First Venezuelan Minidebconf

Debian Venezuela [1], the Venezuelan developers and users group, is
proud to announce the First Venezuelan Minidebconf, to take place
from October 14 to 21, 2006, in the city of Maturin in Venezuela.

After some months of hard work, Debian Venezuela has the support of
several public and private sponsors, including  the world's third
largest oil company (state-owned PDVSA), the national communications
comission and other energy-related companies as well as private and
public educational institutions.

The local developers group has invited Debian Developers Enrico Zini
and Benjamin "Mako" Hill, as well as Álvaro López Ortega, main
developer of the Cherokee Web Server project. Some of the eleven
local Debian package maintainers will give talks and workshops,
mainly aimed at promoting Debian and improving the overall working
environment of the group. Debian Venezuela has always aimed at
promoting collaboration with the Debian Project, and finding out
new ways to help in Debian.

The Venezuelan Minidebconf is part of a larger event, the 4th World
Forum on Free Knowledge [2], where developers from KDE, Gnome, Mono
and Perl (as well as non-FLOSS related speakers) are coming to
Venezuela to share their experiences in sharing knowledge and
information. The 4th FMCL is endorsed by the Venezuelan government,
which in 2004 declared the mandatory use of FLOSS in all instances
of the public administration. Debian Venezuela hopes that the FMCL
attendants and sponsors will share common interests and understand
Debian's relevance in the migration process going on in Venezuela.

Those willing and able to attend this event should please check the
information in the wiki page [3] or contact any member of Debian
Venezuela in #debian-ve at irc.debian.org. A keysigning and CACert
assurance party will also take place at the Minidebconf. Information
about live audio/video streaming and chat sessions is available at
the wiki page [3].

See you there!
Members of Debian Venezuela

[1] http://www.debianvenezuela.org.ve/
[2] http://foromundial.solve.net.ve/?q=node/3
[3] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianVenezuela/MiniDebconf2006

Aníbal Monsalve Salazar

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