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#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2013-03-17" SUMMARY="The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid provides a Debian VPS service, DebConf, past and future, upcoming votes in the Debian Project: DPL elections and a code of conduct, bits from the DPL, bits from the Security Team"

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<toc-add-entry name="supercomp_madrid">The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid provides a Debian VPS service</toc-add-entry>

<a href="http://www.cesvima.upm.es";>Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid</a>
(CeSViMa), which is part of the
<a href="http://www.upm.es/internacional";>Technical University of Madrid</a> and
houses <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magerit";>Magerit</a>, one of the
most powerful supercomputers in Spain, has chosen Debian as
host and guest operating system for its
<a href="http://www.cesvima.upm.es/services/virtualization";>new service of
Virtual Private Servers (VPS)</a>, for the research community and public.

<toc-add-entry name="debconf">DebConf, past and future</toc-add-entry>

While the local DebConf team is well into the preparation of 
<a href="http://debconf14.debconf.org/";>DebConf14</a>
which will take place in Portland, Oregon, USA during 23–31 August 2014,
the DebConf committee decided during their last meeting that DebConf15,
the 16th annual Debian Conference,
<a href="http://blog.debconf.org/blog/debconf15/rh_dc15-in-germany-dc13-final-report-20140309.dc";>will
be hosted in Germany</a>. Details about
location and date in the coming months.
A dedicated <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debconf15-team/";>mailing list</a>
has been created for the organization and interested people are welcome to
subscribe and join the discussion.

Furthermore, the 32-page final report for
<a href="http://debconf13.debconf.org/";>DebConf13</a>
in Vaumarcus, Switzerland, is now
<a href="http://media.debconf.org/dc13/report/DebConf13-final-report.en.pdf";>available</a>.
It provides interesting facts about the organisation of the event and the
experience of participants.

<toc-add-entry name="vote">Upcoming votes in the Debian Project: DPL elections and a code of conduct</toc-add-entry>

<p>Kurt Roeckx, <a href="$(HOME)/devel/secretary">Debian project secretary</a>,
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/03/msg00000.html";>opened</a>
the project leader elections. This year, two candidates nominated themselves:
<a href="$(HOME)/vote/2014/platforms/lucas">Lucas Nussbaum</a>, current DPL, and
<a href="$(HOME)/vote/2014/platforms/neilm">Niel McGovern</a>.
After the campaign, during which candidates answer questions on the
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote";>debian-vote mailing list</a>,
and which ends on March 30, Debian Members will have two weeks to send their votes

Kurt also
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/03/msg00006.html";>announced
that a general resolution has been started about a code of conduct,
initiated by Wouter Verhelst.
The debate about the text proposed can be followed on the
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote";>debian-vote mailing list</a>.
More information is available on the
<a href="$(HOME)/vote/2014/vote_002">web page of this vote</a>.

The Debian project uses the <a href="$(HOME)/vote">Condorcet method for the

<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/2014/03/msg00001.html";>monthly
report of DPL activities for the end of January and February 2014</a>.

Lucas mentioned the on-going work by Stefano Zacchiroli, 
the <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/";>Software Freedom Conservancy</a> and
<a href="http://www.spi-inc.org/";>SPI</a> to offer the possibility of Debian
contributors to transfer the copyright of their contributions to a
<q>trusted</q> organisation.

Lucas also forwarded to <a href="http://france.debian.net/";>Debian France</a>,
<a href="http://debian.ch/";>Debian.ch</a> and
<a href="http://www.ffis.de/";>FFIS</a> the list of
<a href="https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DPL/TrustedOrganizationCriteria";>evaluation
criteria</a> to become a trusted organisation, authorised to
accept and hold assets for Debian.

In <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/03/msg00002.html";>another
message</a>, Lucas appointed Nicolas Dandrimont and Sylvestre Ledru as admins
for Debian participation into Google Summer of Code 2014. 

<toc-add-entry name="bits-security">Bits from the Security Team</toc-add-entry>

Moritz Muehlenhoff sent
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/03/msg00004.html";>some
bits from the Security Team</a>.
The Security Team met on the first weekend of February at the
Linux Hotel in Essen.
They discussed several improvements for the Debian security tracker and
the security release workflow, as well as changes in the security archive, such
as the possibility to allow maintainers not part of the Security Team to
release security updates on their own through a mechanism similar to the
procedure to allow upload privileges to Debian Maintainers.
Distribution hardening was also mentioned: currently, more than 95% of
security-sensitive packages and packages with priority standard or above
are currently hardened using dpkg-buildflags. 
Last but not least, the Security Team considers that at the moment it seems
likely that an extended security support timespan for Squeeze is possible.
The plan is to go ahead, and provide updates for a long time support for Squeeze
in a separate suite where everyone in the Debian keyring can
upload in order to minimise bottlenecks and allow contributions by
all interested parties. The team needs help to make this effort sustainable.
Anyone interested in helping with an extended security support is invited to contact
<a href=:mailto:team@security.debian.org";>the Security Team</a>.

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

Stefano Zacchiroli
<a href="http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2014/02/apt-get_install_how-can-i-help/";>blogged</a>
blogged about the
<a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/how-can-i-help";><tt>how-can-i-help</tt> package</a>
and how useful it can be for Debian contributors searching for opportunities to
help the project.

Bill Allombert and Stéphane Blondon have improved
the website <a href="http://popcon.debian.org";>popcon.debian.org</a>,
presenting the gathered results of Debian's
<a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/popularity-contest";>popularity contest</a>.
In particular it now uses a style matching the
<a href="$(HOME)">main Debian website</a>.

Enrico Zini
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/03/msg00008.html";>announced</a>
that the <a href="http://sso.debian.org";>Debian Single SignOn</a> service now
not only can use credentials of official
Debian Members, but also those from <a
href="http://alioth.debian.org/";>Alioth</a>, the Debian sourceforge.
At the moment, contributors with an Alioth account are able to login
to the <a href="http://contributors.debian.org";>contributors.debian.org</a>
with their Alioth password, and have access to detailed information about
their contributions. 
This will be extension will be extended to other Debian web services in the future.

Gunnar Wolf
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/03/msg00003.html";>announced</a>
that the Debian keyring maintainers no longer consider 1024 bit long DSA
cryptographic keys to be trustable. They are asking Debian Members and
Maintainers still using this kind of key to move to a stronger key
(4096 bit RSA keys are recommended) as soon as possible.

<toc-add-entry name="events">Upcoming events</toc-add-entry>
<p>There are several upcoming Debian-related events:</p>
 <li>22 March, Augsburg, Germany — <a href=">http://www.luga.de/Aktionen/LIT-2014";>13th Augsburger Linux-Infotag</a></li>
 <li>25-27 April, Salzburg, Austria — <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2014/04/at/Salzburg";>Debian Bug Squashing Party</a> in the offices of
<a href="http://www.conova.com/de/kontakt/anfahrtsplan-salzburg/";>conova
communications GmbH</a>
You can find more information about Debian-related events and talks
on the <a href="$(HOME)/events">events section</a> of the Debian web site,
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>

1 applicant has been
<a href="https://nm.debian.org/public/nmlist#done";>accepted</a>
	as Debian Developer,
7 applicants have been
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2014/03/msg00089.html";>accepted</a>
	as Debian Maintainers, and
1 person has <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
IOhannes m zmölnig
Giulio Paci,
Tobias Hamp,
Klee Dienes,
Victor Seva
Oleg Moskalenko,
Philip Rinn,
Simon Kainz, and
Joseph Herlant.
	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="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2868">php5,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2869">gnutls26</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2870">libyaml-libyaml-perl</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2871">wireshark</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2872">udisks</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2873">file</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2874">mutt</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2875">cups-filters</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2876">cups</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2877">lighttpd</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2878">virtualbox</a>, and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2013/dsa-2879">libssh</a>.
	Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Backports Team released an advisory for the package
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/2014/03/msg00000.html";>gnutls28</a>.
        Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Stable Release Team released update announcements for these packages:
<a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2014/03/msg00000.html";>debian-edu-archive-keyring</a>
and clamav
(for <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2014/03/msg00001.html";>Squeeze</a>
and <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2014/03/msg00002.html";>Wheezy</a>). 
        Please read it 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>

242 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/cbp2make";>cbp2make — Makefile generation tool for the Code::Blocks IDE</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/charon-cmd";>charon-cmd — standalone IPsec client</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/dovecot-lucene";>dovecot-lucene — secure POP3/IMAP server - Lucene support</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/duck";>duck — tool to check URLs in debian/control and debian/upstream files</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/gap-openmath";>gap-openmath — OpenMath phrasebook for GAP</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/libuhttpmock-0.0-0";>libuhttpmock-0.0-0 — HTTP web service mocking</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/loganalyzer";>loganalyzer — web interface to syslog and event data</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/marco";>marco — lightweight GTK+ window manager for MATE</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/openssh-known-hosts";>openssh-known-hosts — download, filter and merge known_hosts for OpenSSH</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/qjoypad";>qjoypad — program for mapping gamepad/joystick events to mouse/keyboard event</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/runawk";>runawk — wrapper for AWK interpreter implementing modules</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/salt-cloud";>salt-cloud — public cloud VM management system</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/svtplay-dl";>svtplay-dl — program to download videos from video on demand sites</a></li>
<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/xul-ext-torbirdy";>xul-ext-torbirdy — tool to configure and enhance various Mozilla birds for anonymity use</a></li>

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

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<wnpp link="http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/03/msg00288.html";
	rfa="140" />

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