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Re: [Debconf13-localteam] [Debconf-team] DC13 sponsoring brochure, please review sections Debian and DebConf


[ Also including debian-publicity. The start of the thread is here:
http://lists.debconf.org/lurker/message/20120723.212002.3642bc1d.en.html ]

Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org> writes:

> Quoting Gaudenz Steinlin (gaudenz@debian.org):>> 
>> Please review my changes both with regard to content as for english
>> language improvements.

This was probably a bit misfurmulated. What I meant is review the
content and if you can improve the language by the way don't hesitate to
do so.

> A good idea might be involving debian-l10n-english (though this list
> will soon have an increase in work because of various documents to be
> created|updated for the wheezy release). A good opportunity to remin
> native speakers who read the Debconf lists that they can help quite
> significantly in debian-l10n-english..:)

I welcome everyone from debian-l10n-english and debian-publicity to
improve the current text. I also welcome any content improvements. This
is a collaborative effort and I don't want to do this alone. So please
feel free to just commit your improvements to the Subversion repository

But be aware that the content of the text is not yet final and may
change. So if you spend hours wordsmithing an english sentence it may
just be deleted later in the process. I intend to send another mail with
a more formal call for review as soon as a rough draft of the whole text
is available. For now I only went over the first two sections (included
below). The other sections still need someone to take care of. Please
send follow ups to debconf-team@lists.debconf.org and



>> Gaudenz
>> \section{Debian}
>> \subsection{Free Operating System}
>> Debian is a free and open operating system. Debian consists completely
>> of Free and Open Source Software. It's strict guidelines serve as an
>> example for many other projects. Debian project is dedicated to remain
>> 100\% free and to be a responsible ``citizen'' of the Free and Open
>> Source Software ecosystem. It's key priorities are Free Software and
>> it's users.
>> \subsection{Debian is Choice}
>> Debian is known for its adherence to the Unix and Free Software
>> philosophies, and for its coverage -- the current release includes
>> over 20,000 software packages for more than 10 computer architectures,
>> ranging from the more common Intel 32-bit and 64-bit architectures to
>> ARM (cellphones and tablets) and the IBM s390 (mainframes). Besides
>> the well-known Linux kernel it also supports the FreeBSD kernel.
>> Debian is the basis for several other distributions, including Knoppix
>> and Ubuntu.
>> \subsection{A Large Scale, Non-profit, Distributed Project}
>> The Debian Project's key strengths are its volunteer base, its
>> dedication to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to
>> provide the best operating system possible. Debian is produced by over
>> a thousand active developers spread around the world. Many of whom
>> volunteer in their spare time. Apart from DebConf most communication
>> takes place on the Internet in mailing-lists and IRC chat-rooms.
>> Unlike all other Linux Distributions of similar size Debian is an
>> independent non-profit organization not backed by a commercial
>> company.
>> % from <http://www.debian.org/devel/developers.loc>
>> \begin{figure}[htb]
>>   \centering
>>   \includegraphics[width=12cm]{img/developers_map}
>>   \label{fig:Map_Debian_Project_members}
>> \end{figure}
>> Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its
>> open development model make it unique among Free Software
>> distributions.
>> \section{DebConf}
>> \subsection{Debian Annual Conference}
>> DebConf is the annual conference for Debian contributors and
>> interested users. Previous Debian Conferences have featured speakers
>> and attendees from around the world (DebConf11 had about 300 attendees
>> from more than 50 different countries). Thanks to our sponsors,
>> \textbf{participation, accommodation and meals are free of charge} to
>> Debian developers and contributors.
>> DebConf 13 will take place in August 2013 at the shore of Lake
>> Neuchâtel in Vaumarcus, Switzerland. The conference venue ``Le Camp''
>> offers an ideal and yet affordable environment for informal workgroup
>> meetings, more formal discussion sessions and technical presentations.
>> Almost all participants will be hosted on site. % better english needed
>> \textbf{Sponsoring the Debian
>>   Conference} will help cover the costs of the Conference, as well as
>> enable three distinct sub-events:\\
>> \begin{tabular}{p{0.3\textwidth} p{0.3\textwidth} p{0.3\textwidth}}
>> \large{\textbf{DebConf}} & \large{\textbf{DebCamp}} & \large{\textbf{Debian Day}} \\
>> \vspace{0.5ex} Hands-on coding, workshops and talks -- all highly technical in nature.
>> &
>> \vspace{0.5ex} Pre-meeting for development teams focusing on undisturbed
>> collaborative work.
>> &
>> \vspace{0.5ex} An open day for users and decision makers to discover the benefits of
>> Free Software. \\
>> \end{tabular}
>> \subsection{Video}
>> We have a dedicated team of volunteers recording all talks at DebConf.
>> The sessions are streamed live via the Internet for remote
>> participants. All videos are also archived for further benefit of the
>> community. \textbf{We thank our Platinum and Gold sponsors by
>>   inserting their own logos in all video transmissions}.
>> -- 
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>> Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
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