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Re: [Debian-NYC] Look what Richard and I got roped into...

Correction; it's this Wednesday, not last February!

- Jimmy Kaplowitz

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 01:16:14PM -0400, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:
> http://nylug.org/home/index.shtml
> Feel free to come and heckle^Wrepresent!
> Full announcement text follows my sig. Still follow the NYLUG link to learn
> details about the location and necessary RSVPing due to building security.
> - Jimmy Kaplowitz
> jimmy@debian.org
> Jimmy Kaplowitz & Richard Darst
> - on -
> Debian GNU/Linux and DebConf 10 NYC
> ** Please note important information about: this meeting **
>     Please join us Wednesday, February 16th 2009 at 6:30 PM for a discussion
> about the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, DebConf, and the upcoming DebConf
> 10 in New York City.
>     Debian is a fully integrated free software operating system (OS) based on
> the Linux kernel and tools from the GNU project, among other sources. It is the
> basis of a large number of other Linux-based operating systems, ranging from
> Ubuntu and Knoppix to the upcoming Nokia N900 Maemo smartphone and the
> Linux-based versions of the Eee PC.
>     The talk will start with a review of the what makes Debian unique, both
> from a technical perspective and its grassroots, community-based model of
> development. After that we will cover the status of the latest release, Debian
> 5 (codenamed "Lenny"), and the goals for the next release of Debian. Finally,
> we will introduce Debian's annual international developer conference, DebConf,
> and talk about the process of bringing DebConf to New York City next summer,
> its first time ever in the United States.
>     More Information:
>         * Debian <http://www.debian.org/>
>         * DebConf <http://www.debconf.org/>
>         * DebConf 10 NYC <http://debconf10.debconf.org/>
>     About Jimmy Kaplowitz:
>     Jimmy Kaplowitz is an advocate of free software and has been active in many
> aspects of the free software world, including at his alma mater of Brown
> University, in NYC, and online. Jimmy is a Debian Developer and helps run
> Software in the Public Interest (SPI), a legal umbrella non-profit used by many
> free software projects including Debian, PostgreSQL, and OpenOffice.org among
> others. Jimmy currently makes a living as a systems administrator, managing
> Linux and other machines for the Freelancers Union, a non-profit organization
> based in DUMBO, Brooklyn. He is leading the local team for the DebConf10, the
> NYC DebConf, and helped organize DebConf7 in Edinburgh, Scotland and DebConf9
> in Cáceres, Spain.
>     About Richard Darst:
>     Richard Darst is also an advocate of free software, a longtime Debian user,
> and recently became involved in the Debian project by helping to secure
> DebConf10 for New York City. Since that start, he has become a contributor to a
> number of free software projects and communities in and outside of the New York
> area. Richard is currently a graduate student in chemical physics at Columbia
> University, and remains heavily involved in planning next year's DebConf.
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