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Bits from the DPL - May 2015

Hi all,

I've now been in post for a month, so here's my update of things from
the land of the DPL!


In case anyone didn't notice, we released Jessie! \o/ A huge thanks to
everyone involved in the release - we certainly made a large splash with
this, and it looks like it's being very warmly received.
During this, I had a video call with one of the Indian release parties,
where they had a great Debian themed cake to celebrate. [0]

For those who want to re-live the event, there's a large number of
photos on the Release Party page [1]

[0] http://lists.smc.org.in/pipermail/discuss-smc.org.in/attachments/20150426/85b6722e/attachment-0001.pdf
[1] https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyJessie


I've done a number of interviews since my election, and I've a couple
more to go. The currently published ones are:
* ITWire [2]
* Linux.com [3]

To be published soon are:
* FSFE fellowship interview
* Linux Voice magazine
* http://www.mylinuxrig.com/

[2] http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/open-source/67827-new-debian-leader-wants-to-improve-communications
[3] https://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/829303-new-debian-project-leader-talks-open-source-careers-ppas-and-more

libdvdcss and ZFS on Linux

I'm continuing discussions with various groups about this (namely
FTPMasters, SFLC, FSF and hopefully soon the Linux Foundation), but it's
a bit more complicated than it initially seemed. I'll continue to look
at this, but I'm not guaranteeing any timescales for resolution.

Other ongoing issues

Following from on the tradition set by Stefano and Lucas, a daily log of
what I've been up to are available to DDs on

I hope to shortly publish a todo list, but I'm trying to work out a
better way of mangling public and private parts without maintaining two

Speak soon,

Miscellaneous tidbit
In case you were wondering about the reach of Debian amongst non-foss
circles, I'm currently volunteering at the Cambridge CAMRA Beer
festival. The theme this year is Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, as
it's the 42nd annual festival.  After hearing about my election, the
festival organiser asked if any Debian developer would like free entry,
as they rely on Debian for a lot of the festival.

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