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Draft announce of Debian 6 LTS, please review quickly

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I have been working with the security team, the press team and the leader
on a proper announce of Debian LTS. We would like to use this opportunity
to thank the (early|prospective) organizations that plan to contribute to
Debian LTS. I have scanned my mail archives to identify them.

Please review the attached draft, share your comments and let me know if I
missed your company.  In some case, the persons did not provide any
company information so I was unable to add it to the list (notably Jan
Ingvoldstad and Ivan Kohler, though for Ivan I guessed it from the

If you prefer that your organization be not listed, let me know!

Please note that the announce is already late so I need answers on a quick
notice. The press team plans to send it on Monday.

Thank you!
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

Discover the Debian Administrator's Handbook:
→ http://debian-handbook.info/get/
<define-tag pagetitle>Debian 6 debuts its long term support period</define-tag>
<define-tag release_date>2014-06-16</define-tag>
#use wml::debian::news
# $Id:

<p>The Debian project is pleased to announce that the “Long Term Support
(LTS)” infrastructure to provide security updates for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
(code name <q>squeeze</q>) until February 2016 is now in place. Users of
this version should follow the <a
href="https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Using";>instructions from the LTS wiki
page</a> to ensure that they get the LTS security updates.</p>

<p>Several organizations have already expressed interest in contributing to the
LTS initiative. We would like to thank
<a href="http://www.intars.at/";>AD&amp;D - IntarS Austria</a>,
<a href="http://www.deezer.com/";>Deezer</a>,
<a href="http://www.edf.com/";>Électricité de France</a>,
<a href="http://freeside.biz/";>Freeside</a>,
<a href="http://www.offensive-security.com/";>Offensive Security</a>,
<a href="http://www.positive-internet.com/";>Positive Internet</a>,
<a href="http://www.seznam.cz/";>Seznam.cz</a>,
<a href="http://www.sipwise.com/";>Sipwise</a>,
<a href="http://www.ox.ac.uk/";>University of Oxford</a>
and all the other who will join them in the coming months.</p>

<p>However, to ensure its success and cover more packages, more help is
needed: organizations benefiting from the extended support period are
encouraged to contribute manpower to the <a
href="https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Development";>LTS team</a>.

<p>For organizations that cannot contribute their own workforce to the LTS
team, <a href="http://www.freexian.com";>Freexian</a> — a French company
owned by Debian Developer Raphaël Hertzog — offered to act as an intermediary
between organizations interested in funding LTS work, and individual Debian
contributors preparing LTS security updates. For more information, see
Freexian's presentation of its
<a href="http://www.freexian.com/services/debian-lts.html";>Debian LTS

<p>The Debian Project welcomes this initiative, and is generally supportive
of organizations exploring new ways to help sustain the LTS project and
Debian in general.</p>

<p>Shall Debian 6 LTS be a success, it would be reconducted and
generalized so that Debian 7 (<q>wheezy</q>) and Debian 8 (<q>jessie</q>)
would also benefit from Long Term Support.</p>

<p>More information can be found in the <a
href="https://wiki.debian.org/LTS";>Debian LTS project's wiki page</a>.</p>

<h2>About Debian</h2>

<p>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.</p>

<h2>Contact Information</h2>

<p>For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at <a
href="$(HOME)/">https://www.debian.org/</a>, send mail to
&lt;press@debian.org&gt;, or contact the LTS team at

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