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Better video coverage during DebConf, thanks to our sponsors!

The Debian Project                                    http://www.debian.org/
Better video coverage at DebConf, thanks to our sponsors!   press@debian.org
July 26th, 2011                    http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110726a

Better video coverage during DebConf, thanks to our sponsors!

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that, through the donations of
various sponsors, it has been made a lot easier to provide interested
people with live video streams of sessions from Debian related conferences.
"While previous Debian Conferences only had video coverage on a best effort
basis, this one might be the first one with complete coverage of all
sessions!" says Holger Levsen, leader of the DebConf Video Team; "Setting
up the video gear has never been so easy! My teammate Ben even had time to
upload the Linux 3.0 kernel during the opening session, since everything
was running so smoothly.".  This will be possible thanks to donations from
HP [1] and IRILL [2]: the former provided several HP EliteBook 2540s while
the latter donated about 15,000 euros with which the DebConf Video Team was
able to buy two professional cameras with tripods plus two other cameras.
Also, IRILL will provide safe storage for the equipment when not in use.

  1: http://www.hp.com/go/linux
  2: http://www.irill.org/

"HP is pleased to be able to continue our long history of support of the
Debian Project through this donation, which will help many more people
around the world to benefit from the presentations at DebConf." says Bdale
Garbee, HP Open Source and Linux Chief Technologist. "One of IRILL goals is
to foster collaboration between researchers and Free Software developer
communities. Making quality video material readily and publicly available
is one important means to achieve this goal." says Roberto Di Cosmo,
director of IRILL. "We are thrilled to join forces and share resources with
Debian, whose video team has an impressive track record of service to the

Both video streams and recordings will be available for all DebConf11 talks
and BoFs; the schedule of the conference and the relevant links for the
video streaming are available on the dedicated DebConf page [3].  The
Debian Project thanks HP and IRILL for their generous support and the
DebConf Video Team for their amazing work.  You can also thank the DebConf
Video Team by leaving a comment on the "Thanks page" [4].

  3: http://debconf11.debconf.org/watch.xhtml
  4: http://wiki.debconf.org/action/edit/DebConf11/Videoteam/Thanks

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on
people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology
company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal
computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of
the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware
experiences for a connected world.


IRILL is a research center specifically focused on Free Software, hosting
projects like Coccinelle (used for quality control in the Linux kernel),
Mancoosi (developing new tools and algorithms for upgrades of Free Software
distributions) and Ocsigen (a revolutionary Free Software programming
framework for the Web). Founded by University Paris Diderot, University
Pierre et Maris Curie, and Inria, with the financial support of the Region
Ile-de-France, IRILL started operating in October 2010 and regularly hosts
Free Software developer events.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
the largest and most influential open source projects.  Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
"universal operating system".

About DebConf

ebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a
full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an
opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to
meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place
annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Canada, Finland, and
Mexico. More information about DebConf is available from

More Information

More information about DebConf11 can be found on the conference website at
<http://debconf11.debconf.org/> or by contacting the DebConf Global Press
Team at <press@debconf.org>.

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