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We just finished the last bits of the
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<toc-add-entry name="systemd">Debian Technical Committee chooses systemd</toc-add-entry>

Don Amstrong
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/02/msg00005.html";>announced</a>
that the
<a href="$(HOME)/devel/tech-ctte">Technical Committee</a>, which was asked in
<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/727708";>bug #727708</a> to decide which init
system would be the default init system for Debian, decided
that that the default init system for Linux
architectures in jessie should be systemd.
Additional discussions regarding the technical policy necessary for
implementing this decision are still on-going and can be followed
on the
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/";>debian-ctte</a>
mailing list.

<toc-add-entry name="gsoc">Debian selected for Google Summer of Code 2014</toc-add-entry>

Debian has been 
<a href="http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/list/public/google/gsoc2014";>selected
as a mentoring organisation</a> for the
<a href="https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014";>Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2014</a>,
a program that allows post-secondary students aged
18 and older to earn a stipend writing code for free and open source software
projects during the summer.

Nicolas Dandrimont
<a href="http://bits.debian.org/2014/02/call-for-students-gsoc-2014.html";>sent a call</a>
for mentors and students to participate in this year's Summer of Code.

Mentors for prospective projects can submit proposals on the
<a href="https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2014/Projects";>project ideas list</a>.
Eligible students can take a look at the list of projects, engage discussions
with mentors and prepare their application.

People interested in this program are encouraged to come and chat with the
Debian GSoC team on the #debian-soc IRC channel on irc.oftc.net, or to send an
email to the
<a href="http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/soc-coordination";>SoC coordination mailing-list</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="debconf14">DebConf14 organizing team needs your help to raise funds</toc-add-entry>

The DebConf team is well into the planning for
<a href="http://debconf14.debconf.org/";>DebConf14</a>
which will take place in Portland, Oregon, USA during 23–31 August 2014.
They are now contacting potential sponsors from all around the globe.
If you can think of interested organizations, please feel free to reach out to
them, and ask, or if you are not comfortable asking directly, to contact the
<a href="mailto:sponsors@debconf.org";>sponsors-team</a> with any leads.

<toc-add-entry name="barcelona-dc">Barcelona Debian Women mini-DebConf</toc-add-entry>

Mònica Ramírez Arceda
<a href="http://bits.debian.org/2014/02/minidebconf-barcelona-announce.html";>sent
a public invitation</a> for the mini DebConf in Barcelona organized
by <a href="$(HOME)/women">Debian Women</a> on 15–16 March.

The <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWomen/Projects/MiniDebconf-Women/2014/Talks";>schedule
of talks</a> is already available. 
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWomen/Projects/MiniDebconf-Women/2014/Participants";>Registration</a> of participants is recommended.

The organizers are still raising funds to cover the costs of running the
conference and to offer travel sponsorship to people who can't pay for it.
Please, consider donating any amount you can in our
<a href="https://freedomsponsors.org/core/issue/427/";>crowd-funding campaign</a>,
or <a href="mailto:debian-miniconf@cpl.upc.edu";>contact them</a>
if you would like to become a sponsor.

For more information, visit the
<a href="http://bcn2014.mini.debconf.org";>website of the event</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="dfrance">Debian France's new contributor game</toc-add-entry>

<a href="http://france.debian.net";>Debian France</a> is
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/02/msg00009.html";>organizing</a>
a small GSoC-like operation to recruit new Debian contributors. It will be mainly of
interest for French-speaking candidates since the reward is a paperback copy of the
<a href="http://raphaelhertzog.fr/livre/cahier-admin-debian/";>French translation</a>
of the
<a href="http://debian-handbook.info";>Debian Administrator's Handbook</a>.

Debian France is now actively looking for potential mentors to propose projects. The
scope of the projects is much smaller than a Google Summer of Code (from about
16 to 32 hours of work).

If you want to mentor such a project, submit your ideas
on the <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianFrance/NewContributorGame";>dedicated
wiki page</a>

<toc-add-entry name="other">Other news</toc-add-entry>

The ninth update of the oldstable distribution of Debian (codename <q>Squeeze</q>)
<a href="$(HOME)/News/2014/20140215">was released on February 15</a>.

Christian Perrier
<a href="http://www.perrier.eu.org/weblog/2014/02/25#740000";>indicated on his blog</a>
that <a href="http://bugs.debian.org/740000";>bug #740000</a> was reported on
February 24 by Miguel Landaeta</a>, 3 months and 4 days after
<a href="http://bugs.debian.org/740000";>bug #730000</a>.
One still has to wait a bit to know who will win the
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/800000thBugContest";>contest</a>
about guessing when bugs #800000 and #1000000 will be reported.

Christian Svensson
<a href="http://lists.opencores.org/pipermail/openrisc/2014-January/001565.html";>announced</a>
that he managed to install Debian on the 
<a href="http://opencores.org/or1k/Main_Page";>OpenRISC</a>
open-source processor.

Martin Zobel-Helas and Enrico Zini
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/02/msg00006.html";>started
a census</a> in order to gather information about software services for the
Debian community. The list of known services so far is available
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/Services";>on the wiki</a>. If you maintain or
simply know a service that is not yet on the list, please edit the wiki page
to add relevant information.

Stefano Zacchiroli
<a href="http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2014/02/moar_stats_for_sources.debian.net/";>blogged</a>
about recent improvements of
<a href="http://sources.debian.net";>sources.debian.net</a>,a service allowing
anyone to search easily in the source code present in Debian's archive.  

Martin Pitt sent some
<a href"http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/02/msg00010.html";>bits
of the autopkgtest team</a>. The project has been evolving a lot recently, 
and has now a new documentation, new virtualization servers and new tests declaration.
It is completed with <a href="http://ci.debian.net";>ci.debian.net</a>, a
new service that continuously runs package tests declared in the
<a href="http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep8/";>DEP-8 format</a>,
using autopkgtest.

Bernd Zeimetz
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/02/msg00008.html";>announced</a>
that a Debian Bug Squashing Party will be organized in Salzburg, Austria on 25–27 April.
in the office of <a href="http://www.conova.com/de/kontakt/anfahrtsplan-salzburg/";>conova
communications GmbH</a>.
Registration and other information are available on the
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2014/04/at/Salzburg";>wiki</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="events">Upcoming events</toc-add-entry>
<p>There are several upcoming Debian-related events:</p>
 <li>15–16 March, Barcelona, Spain — <a href="http://bcn2014.mini.debconf.org/";>Debian Women Mini-DebConf</a></li>
 <li>15–16 March, Chemnitz, Germany — Debian booth at the <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/de/2014/ChemnitzerLinuxTage";>Chemnitz Linux Days</a></li>
You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks
on the <a href="$(HOME)/events">events section</a> of the Debian web site,
or subscribe to one of our events mailing lists for different regions:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu";>Europe</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-nl";>Netherlands</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-ha";>Hispanic America</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-na";>North America</a>.

<p>Do you want to organise a Debian booth or a Debian install party?
Are you aware of other upcoming Debian-related events?
Have you delivered a Debian talk that you want to link on our
<a href="$(HOME)/events/talks">talks page</a>? 
Send an email to the <a href="mailto:events@debian.org";>Debian Events Team</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="newcontributors">New Debian Contributors</toc-add-entry>

15 people have <a href="http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi";>started
        to maintain packages</a> since the previous issue of the Debian
	Project News. Please welcome
Jerome Charaoui,
Arturo Borrero Gonzalez,
Antonio Ospite,
Facundo Guerrero,
Micheal Waltz,
Ian Haywood,
François-Régis Vuillemin,
Jesse Rhodes,
Andrew Kelley,
Michael Hall,
Andriy Grytsenko,
Leo Singer,
Scott Talbert,
Matus Valo,
Tomasz Nitecki
	into our project!</p>

<toc-add-entry name="dsa">Important Debian Security Advisories</toc-add-entry>

	<p>Debian's Security Team recently released
	advisories for these packages (among others):
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2856">libcommons-fileupload-java</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2857">libspring-java</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2858">iceweasel</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2859">pidgin</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2860">parcimonie</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2861">file</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2862">chromium-browser</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2863">libtar</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2864">postgresql-8.4</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2865">postgresql-9.1</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2866">gnutls26</a>, and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2014/dsa-2867">otrs2</a>.
	Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Backports Team released advisories for these packages:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2014/02/msg00000.html";>nss</a>, and
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2014/02/msg00001.html";>pidgin</a>,
        Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Stable Release Team released an update announcement for the package:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2014/02/msg00002.html";>certificatepatrol</a>.
        Please read it carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

<p>Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/";>security mailing
list</a> (and the separate <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/";>backports
list</a>, and <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/";>stable updates
list</a>) for announcements.

<toc-add-entry name="nnwp">New and noteworthy packages</toc-add-entry>

352 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive
recently. <a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg";>Among
many others</a> are:</p>

<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/cura-engine";>cura-engine — commandline slicer program for 3-D printers</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/dh-php5";>dh-php5 — debhelper add-on to handle PHP PECL extensions</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/fdroidserver";>fdroidserver — F-Droid build server and repository tools for Android</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gnome-maps";>gnome-maps — map application for GNOME</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gnuhealth";>gnuhealth — electronic medical record and hospital information system</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/sa-compile";>sa-compile — tools for compiling SpamAssassin rules into C</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/simple-tpm-pk11";>simple-tpm-pk11 — simple library for using the TPM chip to secure SSH keys</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/tmperamental";>tmperamental — LD_PRELOADable library to detect rogue writes to /tmp/</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/vim-fugitive";>vim-fugitive — Vim plugin to work with Git</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/xinput-calibrator";>xinput-calibrator — generic touchscreen calibration program for X.Org</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/zfsnap";>zfsnap — automatic snapshot creation and removal for ZFS</a></li>

<toc-add-entry name="wnpp">Work-needing packages</toc-add-entry>

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<wnpp link="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/02/msg01173.html";
	rfa="140" />

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