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Hi all,

We have just finished the last bits of the new issue of DPN
to be released Monday. We would appreciate reviews and translations.

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#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2013-10-14" SUMMARY="Debian Outreach Program for Women matching fund 2013, Bits from the DPL, Debian behind the biggest website in Sweden, automatic removal of packages from testing"

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<toc-add-entry name="opwmatch">Debian Outreach Program for Women matching fund 2013</toc-add-entry>
In an effort to get more women involved in FOSS, the Debian Project will be
participating in the GNOME Foundation's 
<a href="https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen";>Outreach
Program for Women (OPW)</a>, which is an internship program similar to Google's
Summer of Code program. 

Unlike in Google Summer of Code, OPW participants do not need to be students
and non-coding projects are available. In addition to coding, projects include
such tasks as translation, graphic design, documentation, bug triage and

In order to aid this effort, one of Debian's generous sponsors has offered to
start a matching fund in USD to fund Debian's participation in OPW.

For details, and to give a donation, please see 
<a href="http://debian.ch/opw2013";>our "Donate now" page</a>.

Please do think about getting involved and sharing your ideas with us, to help
us make OPW an even more useful program for Debian in the future.

If you wish to apply as an intern participant, please review the available
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2013/Projects";>coding</a>
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/OutreachProgramForWomen/NonCodingProjects";>non-coding</a>
internships and follow 
<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/OutreachProgramForWomen";>the instructions for

<toc-add-entry name="bits-dpl">Bits from the DPL</toc-add-entry>

Lucas Nussbaum sent his
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/10/msg00002.html";>monthly
report of DPL activities for September 2013</a>.
Among other topics, Lucas called for more developpers for dak (Debian Archive
Kit), the software suite behing the Debian archive,
and debbugs, the piece of software behind the Debian bug tracking system.
If you want to help one of these two critical pieces of software from Debian's
infrastructure, contact directly their respective teams via their
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-dak/";>mailing</a>
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-debbugs";>lists</a>.
He also announced a 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/10/msg00001.html";>process
to streamline small expenses by Debian System Administrators</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="aftonbladet">Debian behind the biggest website in Sweden</toc-add-entry>

<a href="http://royal.pingdom.com";>Royal Pingdom</a> published an article about
the technology behind <a href="http://http://www.aftonbladet.se/";>Aftonbladet.se</a>,
the main online component of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
With its 3 million unique visitors and 15TB of traffic each day, Aftonbladet is the
biggest website in Sweden.
For its infrastructure, Aftonbladet uses Debian on their servers, with MySQL
and Tomcat.

<toc-add-entry name="rc-removal">Automatic removal of packages from testing</toc-add-entry> 

Niels Thykier, on behalf of the Release Team,
<a href=http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/09/msg00006.html";>announced</a>
that autoremoval of packages with release-critical bugs has been activated in
the testing suite:
if a non-<a href="http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/key_packages.yaml.cgi";>key</a>
package suffers from a bug considered as critical for the release in testing
and unstable suites, and this bug hasn't seen any activity for 14 days, it will
be automatically marked for removal of the testing suite.

<toc-add-entry name="interviews">Interviews</toc-add-entry>

Lucas Nussbaum, Debian Project Leader, has been interviewed by Jonathan Nadeau
for the 
<a href="http://frostbitemedia.org/sites/default/files/frostcast085-debian.ogg";>Frostcast podcast</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="other">Other news</toc-add-entry>

The second update of the stable distribution of Debian (codename <q>Wheezy</q>)
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-announce/2013/msg00004.html";>was
released on October, 12</a>.

Raphael Geissert continues his series of blogposts <q>Bashism of the Week</q>, with this week 
<a href="http://rgeissert.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bashism-week-maths.html";>an
article about maths in POSIX Shell</a>.

Paul Sarbinowski published on
<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.debian.debiandroid";>Google
Play Store</a> and
<a href="https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.debian.debiandroid";>F-Droid</a>
the Android application DebianDroid he has been developping during the Google
Summer of Code. With this application, you can track packages and bugs, or look
at some Ultimate Debian Database queries.

Steve McIntyre <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2013/10/msg00003.html";>sent
a few details</a> about the organization of the Mini DebConf to be held in
Cambridge, UK in November 14-17. For more details and to sign up to attend, please 
visit the <a href=http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/Miniconf-UK/2013";>dedicated page</a>
on the Debian wiki.

<toc-add-entry name="events">Upcoming events</toc-add-entry>
<p>There is one upcoming Debian-related event:</p>
 <li>October 16, Paris, France — <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/fr/2013/Meetup1";>first Debian Paris meetup</a> at <a href="http://www.irill.org/";>IRILL</a></li>
You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks
on the <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents";>events section</a> of the Debian wiki,
or subscribe to one of our events mailing lists for different regions:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu";>Europe</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-nl";>Netherlands</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-ha";>Hispanic America</a>, 
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-na";>North America</a>.

<p>Do you want to organise a Debian booth or a Debian install party?
Are you aware of other upcoming Debian-related events?
Have you delivered a Debian talk that you want to link on our
<a href="$(HOME)/events/talks">talks page</a>? 
Send an email to the <a href="mailto:events@debian.org";>Debian Events Team</a>.

<toc-add-entry name="newcontributors">New Debian Contributors</toc-add-entry>

Eight applicants have been
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2013/10/msg00017.html";>accepted</a>
	as Debian Maintainers, and
three people have <a href="http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi";>started
        to maintain packages</a> since the previous issue of the Debian
	Project News. Please welcome
Alberto Luaces Fernández,
Markus Koschany,
Eugenio Cano-Manuel Mendoza,
James Hunt,
Eugene Zhukov,
Michele Cane,
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe,
IOhannes m zmölnig,
Daniel Lintott,
	into our project!</p>

<toc-add-entry name="dsa">Important Debian Security Advisories</toc-add-entry>

	<p>Debian's Security Team recently released
	advisories for these packages (among others):
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2766">linux-2.6</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2767">proftpd-dfsg</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2768">icedtea-web</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2769">kfreebsd-9</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2770">torque</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2771">nas</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2772">typo3-src</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2773">gnupg</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2774">gnupg2</a>, and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2775">ejabberd</a>.
	Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

<p>Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/";>security mailing
list</a> (and the separate <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/";>backports
list</a>, and <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/";>stable updates
list</a>) for announcements.

<toc-add-entry name="nnwp">New and noteworthy packages</toc-add-entry>

103 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive
recently. <a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg";>Among
many others</a> are:</p>

<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/bmake";>bmake — NetBSD make</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/diodon";>diodon — GTK+ clipboard manager</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/mini-buildd";>mini-buildd — minimal Debian build daemon</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/mruby";>mruby — lightweight implementation of the Ruby language</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/python-pypump";>python-pypump — interface to the pump.io APIs (Python 2)</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/twinkle";>twinkle — Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) SIP Phone</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/xapers";>xapers — personal journal article management and indexing system</a></li>

<toc-add-entry name="wnpp">Work-needing packages</toc-add-entry>

## link= link to the mail report from wnpp@debian.org to debian-devel ML
## orphaned= number of packages orphaned according to $link
## rfa= number of packages up for adoption according to $link

<wnpp link="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2013/10/msg00195.html";
	rfa="151" />

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