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Re: A Debian column on OMG! Ubuntu!


I think what happened today is great news and could be used for Debian column

“volatile” archive has been replaced by “squeeze-updates”

>From our perspective, it would probably be best to have an article at least once a week - but to be honest, we'd just be happy to leave the Debian writer(s) to do >what they wanted as time permitted.

Because, to be honest, official Debian news team is pretty slow, and
it takes time until it's "official". So by who do you mean when you
say writers?
Would these "writers" be writing these entries for omgubuntu or we
would only be giving you out the news that we thing is relevant for
you guys to release them?


On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Steffen Möller <steffen_moeller@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> On 02/14/2011 11:15 PM, Benjamin Humphrey wrote in reply to Raphael:
>>> "What sort of content do you expect? Important news, development news,
>> tutorials, explanations about the differences between Debian/Ubuntu,
>> etc."
>> I think, as Adnan already said, stuff like basic news etc. can usually be
>> found on Planet Debian and in Mailing Lists, which most people who would be
>> interested in Debian will already be subscribed to.
> What I keep saying is that the shared heritage technically connects the
> Debian an Ubuntu communities. But what really ties our hearts are the
> stuff we are working on. What came to mind was to strengthen those areas
> in your communication channel where Debian and Ubuntu developers are already
> working together. Here in particular to mind came the Debian Blends. One
> should not call them special interest groups, no idea why, maybe to explain
> why could be one of the first things to write about. We (Debian and Ubuntu)
> have them on "Med" (should better be BioMed since it involves both preclinical
> and clinical IT support), "Science" (Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, ...),
> Edu (K12), Geoinformatics and other areas. The folks meeting at those
> forums are all interested to render Debian and Ubuntu more relevant for their
> daytime work and more and more we see, especially since the introduction
> of the Debian Maintainer concept, that also upstream itself becomes directly
> associated with us this way.
> Also, Debian has come up with the concept of Sprints, i.e. the almost
> spontaneous physical gathering of multiple Debian developers. There is usually
> something to report from such, too.  Also, Debian is much into the Google
> Summer of Code every year. Stories, stories, stories ... . More important
> than all those successes is what is _not_ working, though. Get the guys from
> the embedded world for instance complain about this or that. Or see how the
> FPGA computing yet fails to arrive in the community, despite the fancy
> Open Graphics Card ante portas. And why is there no LinuxFund.org equivalent
> in Europe?
> Many of the developers are en_X with X not in {"EN","US","AU"}. What might be
> helpful is to interview them and then write an article together - ten also
> "halfing" (en_DE) the monetary reward. This shall dramatically increase
> the number of articles you can squeeze from us. Yes, you sent one of the
> kindest and most constructive emails to this list I ever read, but, most
> of us will just not jump into action without some extra nagging ... the day
> is just too busy already.
> Many greetings
> Steffen
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