Hello, world.deb The DebConf committee decided that DebConf10, the Debian developer conference of 2010, will take place in New York City, USA. The exact dates have yet to be determined. The details may be found on the wiki: http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf10 In a three-and-a-half hour marathon meeting on Monday night, the NYC bid won over bids from Boston and Quito, Ecuador, but it was a close match. DebConf organiser Margarita Manterola describes the challenge of the meeting: "The three proposals were so well prepared and so thoroughly considered that any of the three venues would have been great for DebConf10. It was very hard to make a decision, but in the end, New York was a step ahead of the other teams." In eleven years of DebConf history, this will be the first time that the Debian developer conference takes place in the United States of America, which had been avoided in previous years due to visa and other immigration issues. The NYC team had addressed those issues from the very start and submitted a very convincing bid. "We're very excited that the global team has decided to host DebConf in New York next year. It's been a long time coming for a US based DebConf, and we will work tirelessly to make it an exciting event for all," NYC team members Richard Darst and Brian Gupta say. "We believe that New York City contains some of the best of the United States, and we hope to showcase it for the Debian world." The DebConf organisers congratulate the future organisers of DebConf10, and thank all three teams for their efforts. The venue decision for DebConf11 will be made in twelve months. Proposals have to be submitted by 31 December 2009 to be eligible. About DebConf ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Canada, Finland, and Mexico. DebConf9 starts on Friday 24 July, and ends Thursday 30 July 2009. The conference will be held in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Thursday 16 July to Wednesday 23 July 2009. DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event giving an opportunity for group work on Debian projects. On Friday 24 July 2009, DebConf Open Day will take place at the site. The Open Day is a short conference aimed at Debian users, and others interested in learning more about free software. More information about DebConf9 can be found on the conference website: https://debconf9.debconf.org/ -- .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : DebConf orga team; press officer `. `'` `- DebConf9: 24-30 Jul 2009, Extremadura, ES: http://debconf9.debconf.org normaliser unix c'est comme pasteuriser le camembert.
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