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DebConf16 closes in Cape Town and DebConf17 dates announced



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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
DebConf16 closes in Cape Town                           press@debian.org
and DebConf17 dates announced          
July 9th, 2016                 https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160709

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Today, Saturday 9 July 2016, the annual Debian Developers and
Contributors Conference came to a close. With over 280 people attending
from all over the world, and 113 hours of talks in 114 events,
DebConf16 [1] has been hailed as a success.

    1: http://debconf16.debconf.org/

Highlights included the Open Festival [2], where events of interest to a
broader audience were offered (ranging from topics specific to Debian to
a wider appreciation of the open and maker movements), the traditional
Bits from the DPL, lightning talks and live demos and the announcement
of next year's DebConf (DebConf17 in Montreal).

    2: http://debconf16.debconf.org/open-festival/

For those not able to attend, talks and sessions were recorded and live
streamed, and videos are being made available at the Debian meetings
archive website [3].

    3:
    http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2016/debconf16

Next year, DebConf will be held in Montreal, Canada, from 6 to 12 August
2017. For the days before DebConf the local organisers will again set up
DebCamp, a session for some intense work on improving the distribution,
and the Debian Day on 5 August 2017, aimed at the general public.

Debian thanks the commitment of numerous sponsors [4] to supporting
DebConf16, particularly our Platinum Sponsor Hewlett Packard
Enterprise [5].

    4: http://debconf16.debconf.org/sponsors/
    5: http://www.hpe.com/engage/opensource


About Debian
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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
-------------

DebConf 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 Scotland, Argentina, and
Bosnia and Herzegovina. More information about DebConf is available from
http://debconf.org [6].

    6: http://debconf.org/


About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
--------------------------------

Hewlett Packard Enterprise [7] actively participates in open source.
Thousands of developers across the company are focused on open source
projects, and HPE sponsors and supports the open source community in a
number of ways, including: contributing code, sponsoring foundations and
projects, providing active leadership, and participating in various
committees.

    7: http://www.hpe.com/engage/opensource


Contact Information
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For further information, please visit the DebConf16 web page at
http://debconf16.debconf.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

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