So, the time has come to write my final mail to this mailing list as the Debian Project Leader. It has been a great honor to be the DPL for the last two years. I would like to thank you all for having made it such as fantastic experience. Debian is really a unique project to be part of. The recent times have not been the easiest ever, but I am convinced that the approaching jessie release will just show how we have overcomed the recent difficulties. I would like to congratulate Neil for his election, and to thank Mehdi and Gergely for running. Those yearly elections are very important for the health of the project, and it takes a lot of courage to decide to participate and run for DPL. Here are a few quick notes about stuff that happened since my last bits in late March. Copyright aggregation agreement with Software Freedom Conservancy ================================================================= The Debian Project and the Software Freedom Conservancy now have an agreement that enables Debian contributors to assign copyright of their works to Conservancy (for Debian contributors who wish to do so, of course). A couple of DDs already expressed interest some time ago, and if you are interested too, please get in touch with email@example.com. Further details about the implementation will be provided later. DebConf'15 budget approved ========================== Following advice from the DebConf Chairs, I approved the DebConf'15 budget: http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debconf-data/dc15.git/plain/budget/budget.ods?id=b32012ab6c72a49b0a874ea53e8ecdf756e1baf2 Kudos to the DebConf team for the level of professionalism they reached! Delegation for the Outreach team ================================ Earlier today, I delegated the Outreach team: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/04/msg00004.html ITWire interview ================ I was interviewed by ITWire: http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/open-source/67512-surviving-systemd-lucas-nussbaum-satisfied-with-init-system-outcome Libdvdcss and ZFS soon in Debian? ================================= We received legal advice from Software Freedom Law Center about the inclusion of libdvdcss and ZFS in Debian, which should unblock the situation in both cases and enable us to ship them in Debian soon. See you around in Debian, and at DebConf'15! - Lucas  which means that no, there won't be any other last-minute delegations!
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