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DebConf11 to take place in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 2011

~~~ November 30, 2010 : PRESS RELEASE ~~~ 


DebConf11 to take place in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 2011

* Annual Debian conference to take place July 24-30, 2011 
* Hosted in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, first time ever in this region 
* General public invited to day of talks about Debian and Free Software 
* Call for papers, registration to open early in 2011

Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 30, 2010 - The Debian Project, 
the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, 
has confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference, 

The conference will take place from July 24 to 30, 2011, in Banja Luka,
Bosnia and Herzegovina. In DebConf's twelve-year history, this will be the
first time it has been held in this region of Europe (the Balkans).

Every year, DebConf allows new and existing Debian project participants 
From around the world to assemble, share knowledge, make collaborative 
contributions to Debian, and build tighter community bonds. Conference 
costs are largely funded by corporate sponsors who find significant 
value in enabling Debian's success. 

"The Debian community in Bosnia and Herzegovina together with other
Debian communities in this region are very excited to be hosting this
event, and are happy to welcome our colleagues from around the world to
join us in participating at this very important and very productive
conference," says Adnan Hodzic, leader of the local team for
DebConf11. "We feel positive that this conference will boost the local
Debian and Open Source communities in our country and the surrounding
region, since this is the first time ever that an event of this
magnitude is being held here. It will most certainly bring more
contributors and enthusiasts to the Debian community and help Debian
become an even better operating system than it is right now."

DebConf will include a day when it opens its doors to the general
public, commonly called Debian Day. There will be talks and
demonstrations about the benefits of Debian and Free and Open Source
software in general to corporate, governmental, academic, and individual

The call for papers and registration will open in early 2011. 

DebConf11 will be preceded by DebCamp, the yearly developer work 
sessions, starting on July 17. 

Information about DebConf11 is updated at http://debconf11.debconf.org
as it becomes available.


The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
operating system Debian GNU/Linux.


DebConf is the annual Debian conference, which has taken place since 
2000 in places as varied as Canada, Finland and Argentina. Several 
hundred developers, contributors, and users gather each year at 
a new location to further ideas, cooperate, and socialize. More 
information about DebConf is available from http://debconf.org. 


DebConf press team 

world-wide press contact:

Adnan Hodzic        Velimir Iveljic 
adnan@debconf.org   velimir@foolcontrol.org 
Tel: +387 61 949376 Tel: +43 650 3756499 

bye, Joerg

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