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Hi all,

We just finished the last bits of the new issue of DPN to be released on
Wednesday, March 11, around 19:45 UTC.

We would very much appreciate reviews and translations.

Instructions are available on the wiki:

The last updated version is available on the publicity
Subversion repository, even via HTTP:

If you're willing to contribute to the redaction of the next issue,
don't hesitate, and join #debian-publicity IRC channel or send a message
to debian-publicity@lists.debian.org.

Best regards,

Donald Norwood
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#use wml::debian::projectnews::header PUBDATE="2015-03-12" SUMMARY="Reports from the DebianMed sprint, Debian LTS status, Delegation of the Trademark Team, Debian Partners call for help, Upcoming DPL Election, DebConf15 registration opens, DebConf16 location, Debian in the Movies, DPN asks: DSA, What do you do?, Interviews with Joey Hess and Paul Wise"

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<toc-add-entry name="reports">Reports</toc-add-entry>

<p>DebianMed sprint<p>
<p>Andreas Tille posted the <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-med/2015/02/msg00215.html";>DebianMed Sprint report</a>, detailing the fifth sprint 
collaboration between the Debian Med team, BioLinux, developers and users. The 
event was a great showcase for the Blends concept which also attracted new team
members. Several packages were uploaded accepted immediately at the sprint, 
thanks to the ftpmaster team, which enabled presentations and a chain of 
dependencies to continue and to demonstrate without interruption. More reports 
and information from M. Crusoe's work on screed, S. Steinbiss' work on barrnap, 
Tim Booth's work on khmer and other contributors is available on the <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/Sprints/2015/DebianMed2015";>DebianMed 2015 Sprint Wiki</a>.</p>

<p>Debian LTS work continues with Raphael Hertzog working 14.5 hours on the 
project, his highlights include a helper script for email generation to package 
maintainers. <a href="http://www.advogato.org/person/mbanck/diary.html?start=64";>Michael Banck</a> worked under sponsorship to keep <a href="https://github.com/credativ/postgresql-lts/tree/REL8_4_LTS";>PostgreSQL</a> updated for LTS, <a href="http://womble.decadent.org.uk/blog/debian-lts-work-february-2015.html";>Ben Hutchings</a> uploaded packages for cups and sudo, and Thorsten Alteholz 
worked 14.5 hours uploading new versions of php5, krb5, and e2fsprogs.<p>

<p><a href="http://raphaelhertzog.com/2015/03/06/my-free-software-activities-in-february-2015/";>Raphael Hertzog</a> is reducing his non-work related involvement in Debian. 
Partially to change his focus and partially due to recognizing he was being
distracted inside the project with mailing lists, feeds, etc. Towards change, 
he has recently been working with a local political party and the handling of 
their digital infrastructure, specifically voting software. </p>

<p><a href="http://blog.alteholz.eu/2015/03/my-debian-activities-in-february-2015/";>Thorsten Alteholz</a> marked 154 packages for acceptance in his role as a FTP 
Assistant. He also opines on some emails about interpretations of upstream 

<toc-add-entry name="tteam">A delegation for the Trademark Team</toc-add-entry>

<p>We welcome the <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/02/msg00011.html";>announcement</a> of an official delegation for the Trademark team. 
The team worked previously in an unofficial capacity as volunteers under the DPL
 and were responsible for Debian trademark requests and violations reporting.  
Recently the team has completed the process of <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/02/msg00010.html";>registering Debian's swirl</a> in 
the U.S. They are now moving forward to international marks. Although the team 
will still work closely with the Debian Project Leader and the Software in the 
Public Interest, the delegation means the team now functions on its own in it's
 responsibility for trademark use requests, new registrations, updates and 
extensions of Debian trademarks. </p>

<toc-add-entry name="help">Calls for help: Debian Partners Program</toc-add-entry>

<p>Lucas Nussbaum puts out a <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2015/02/msg00070.html";>call for help</a>for the <a href="https://www.debian.org/partners/";>Debian Partners</a> program 
which thanks and advertises organizations that support and help our project. 
The present team has not been able to keep up with recent requests and 
additions. Lucas is looking to build a small group in charge of the program 
that would be responsible for setting up contribution levels, maintaining 
records, and benchmarking the program.</p>

<toc-add-entry name="DPL2015">Debian Project Leader election has started</toc-add-entry>
<p>Debian Project Leader Elections, 2015: Call for nominations</p>.
<p>The <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2015/03/msg00001.html";>call for nominations</a> has started for the next Debian Project Leader. The 
DPL term starts on Friday the 17th of April 2015. Our <a href="https://www.debian.org/devel/constitution#item-5";>Constitution</a> states the 
elections should begin 6 weeks before the post becomes vacant. The process 
allows interested developers to nominate themselves and announce their 
<a href="http://www.debian.org/vote/2015/platforms/";>platforms</a> in the first week. This is followed with a three week period of the 
nominees campaigning for the office, after which the last two weeks is reserved 
for Debian Developers to cast their votes in the election. The process started 
March 4, 2015.</p>.
<p>The nominees are: Person1, Person2, Person3, Human1, Human2, Human3, 
Individual1, Individual2, Individual3, Sapiens1, Sapiens2, and Sapiens3.</p>

<toc-add-entry name="events">Events</toc-add-entry>
<a>The announcement has been made that registration is now open for <a href="http://debconf15.debconf.org/";>DebConf15</a>, 
taking place in Heidelberg, Germany from Saturday, 15 August to Sunday, 
22 August 2015. Debconf15 will be preceded by one week of DebCamp, from Sunday, 
9 August to Friday, 14 August 2015. If you would like to attend DebConf15, please 
fill out the <a href="https://summit.debconf.org/debconf15/registration/";>registration form</a>.</p> 

<p>The DebConf Organisation team is happy to <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/02/msg00009.html";>announce<a/> that they can host 
team sprints and take care of any logistics for working space, food and 
accommodation for said teams. Interested teams should contact them and plan on
having their sprints take place during DebCamp, 10 - 14 August. This is a 
great opportunity for teams to attract other interested people, motivate 
contributors, and reach the larger Debian Community.</p>

<p>DebConf16 will take place in <a href="https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/Bids/Cape_Town";>Cape Town, Africa</a>.</p> 

<toc-add-entry name="other">Other news</toc-add-entry>
<p>Stefano Zacchiroli <a href="https://identi.ca/zack/note/uf5PfjXhR1S5JciVOXeuZQ";>pointed out</a> that <a href="http://www.imdb.com/company/co0504449/";>Debian</a> now has an entry on the 
Internet Movie Data Base, thanks to the movie Citizen four. Debian is given a 
Special Thanks in the end of the film credits.</p>

<p>Zlatan TodoriÄ? as part of a series on FLOSS developers posted an <a href="https://zgrimshell.github.io/interviews-with-floss-developers-joey-hess/";>interview</a> with 
Joey Hess which touches on the life and lifestyle of one of the prime movers in 
the Open Source Community.  Joey speaks on his life after Debian, programming, 
and living modestly.

<toc-add-entry name="WDYD">DPN asks: DSA,What do you do?</toc-add-entry>
	<a href="https://www.debian.org/";>Debian</a> is a large and global community of a lot of small actors, projects, and 
teams. This month as part of a special feature we'd like to share with you 
something about a project or a team that is working in Debian that you 
may not be aware of.
	We reached out to the DSA team with the question: <q>What do you do?</q>
Paul Wise responds:
<p>The <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DSA";>Debian System Administration (DSA) team</a> is delegated to manage the 
infrastructure of the Debian project, including machines, core services
and relationships with donors of equipment, services and hosting.</p>

<p>In practice, a nine person team gets to work through a deluge of email,
cron output, monitoring notifications, bouncing Debian member mail,
hoster/vendor notifications, spam, weird mail, misdirected questions,
hardware that fails to reboot, dying hardware, sick hardware, serial
consoles, disk replacements, hardware donations, hardware purchasing,
hardware sponsors, hosting sponsors, guest account requests, group
member changes, inter-release compatibility issues, service admin
prodding, security updates, inter-team co-ordination and much more.</p>

<p>Our tools of the trade include Debian stable (and some backports),
hardware capable of running amd64 VMs, entropy keys, ganeti, puppet,
icinga, munin, ikiwiki, git, postgresql, apache, openldap, gnupg,
openssh, bacula, ferm, sudo and a bunch of homegrown scripts.</p>

<p>We are interested in automation, reliability, speed, privacy, security,
resilience, longevity and try to balance these for the benefit of the
Debian project, members, users, derivatives and the wider world.</p>

<p>As we have a lot to deal with, we mostly leave the actual running of
services to service admins but provide <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/ServicesHosting#Recommended_practices_for_Debian_services";>general guidance</a> as well as
specific guidance on a case-by-case basis.</p>

<p>Our most recent achievement was <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-services-admin/2014/12/msg00000.html";>modifying the update-ca-certificates code</a> to
allow for multiple X.509 certificate stores and adding puppet bits to
ensure the 3 certificate stores we wanted are consistent between hosts.</p>

<p>An ongoing project is to <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DSA/UserdirLdapRewrite";>replace our current old LDAP web/mail frontend</a>
with a new one based on Django.</p>

If anyone would like to help out, please take a look at and
feel free to <a href="https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=debian-admin@lists.debian.org";>fix the various bugs that we have filed</a>.
For more information or to contact the team, visit their web page: <a href="$(HOME)/Teams/DSA">DSA Team</a>.

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

<p>Zlatan TodoriÄ? has been conducting a series of interviews on FLOSS 
developers, starting with <a href="https://zgrimshell.github.io/interviews-with-floss-developers-joey-hess/";>Joey Hess</a> which touches on the life and lifestyle of 
one of the prime movers in the Open Source Software Community. Joey speaks on 
his life after Debian, programming, and living modestly.</p>
<p>Next in the series is an interview with <a href="https://zgrimshell.github.io/interviews-with-floss-developers-paul-wise/";>Paul Wise</a>, a constant source of 
information, member of DSA, and a member of our very own Publicity team. Paul 
shares some of his history, his thoughts on FLOSS, and the future.</p>

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

3 applicants have been
<a href="https://nm.debian.org/public/nmlist#done";>accepted</a>
	as Debian Developers,
3 applicants have been
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2015/03/msg00006.html";>accepted</a>
	as Debian Maintainers, and
4 people have <a href="https://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi";>started
        to maintain packages</a> since the previous issue of the Debian
	Project News. Please welcome
Jonas Genannt,
Tomasz Buchert,
Federicco Ceratto,
Nicolaus Rath,
Balasankar C,
Olof Johansson,
Rebecca N. Palmer,
Thomas Klute,
Luca Boccassi,
Carlos Alberto Silombria Ibarra
	into our project!</p>

<toc-add-entry name="rcstats">Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release</toc-add-entry>

<rcstatslink release="Jessie"
	tobefixed="67" />

<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="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3162">bind9</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3163">libreoffice</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3164">typo3-src</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3165">xdg-utils</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3166">e2fsprogs</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3167">sudo</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3168">ruby-redcloth</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3169">eglibc</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3170">linux</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3171">samba</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3172">cups</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3173">libgtk2-perl</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3174">iceweasel</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3175">kfreebsd-9</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3176">request-tracker4</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3178">unace</a>,
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3179">icedove</a>, and
<a href="$(HOME)/security/2015/dsa-3180">libarchive</a>.
	Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

	<p>The Debian team in charge of Squeeze Long Term Support released
security update announcements for these packages:
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00007.html";>e2fsprogs</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00008.html";>nss</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00009.html";>linux-2.6</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00010.html";>samba</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00011.html";>openjdk-6</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00012.html";>request-tracker3.8</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00013.html";>cups</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00014.html";>sudo</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00015.html";>libgtk2-perl</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00016.html";>e2fsprogs</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/03/msg00000.html";>bind9</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/03/msg00001.html";>unace</a>, and
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/03/msg00002.html";>eglibc</a>.

        <p>Debian's Backports Team released advisories for these packages:
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/";></a>.
        Please read them carefully and take the proper measures.</p>

        <p>Debian's Stable Release Team released an update announcement for the package:
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2015/02/msg00002.html";>spamassassin</a>,
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2015/02/msg00003.html";>policyd-weight</a>, and
<a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2015/02/msg00004.html";>clamav</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="https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/";>security mailing
list</a> (and the separate <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/";>backports
list</a>, <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/";>stable updates
list</a>, and <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/";>long term
support security updates list</a>) for announcements.

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

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

<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/fcoe-utils";>fcoe-utils â?? Fibre Channel over Ethernet utilities</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/pidgin-gnome-keyring";>pidgin-gnome-keyring â?? integrates pidgin (and libpurple) with the system keyring</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/tlp";>tlp â?? Save battery power on laptops</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/diaspora-common";>diaspora-common â?? distributed social networking service - common files</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/homesick";>homesick â?? keep your dotfiles (configs) in git</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/libdist-zilla-plugin-emailnotify-perl";>libdist-zilla-plugin-emailnotify-perl â?? dzil plugin to send an email on dist release</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/node-rbush";>node-rbush â?? High-performance 2D spatial index for rectangles</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/python3-kmip";>python3-kmip â?? Key Management Interoperability Protocol - Python 3.x</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/wmcube";>wmcube â?? spinning 3D object that shows the current CPU load</a></li>
<li><a href="https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/libnet-route-perl";>libnet-route-perl â?? portable interface to the routing table</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="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/03/msg00042.html";
	rfa="146" />

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