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News boilerplates

[Subscribed only to debian-www]

Dear press team,

During translation of the last news release (20110122) I noticed 
a typo in the "About Debian" paragraph. Quoting it for reference:

    The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers 
    who volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the 
    completely free operating systems Debian GNU/Linux.

I think "systems" on the last line should be "system". Digging through 
the old stable update news releases, it seems to me that the source of 
the misspelling is the removal of " and Debian GNU/Hurd" from the end 
in 2006. I have already fixed the text on the website (keeping current 
translations current).

It is interesting that other news releases use a larger "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. Over three thousand volunteers from all over the world 
    work together to create and maintain Debian software. Translated 
    into over 65 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer 
    types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

Maybe you'd want to merge these?

I wonder if there is a way to ease the translation of the bolierplates 
by using gettext or some other shared resource.

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