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Re: draft blog post about DebConf17 organization starting


Laura Arjona Reina wrote:
> Dear all
> I've committed a *draft* for a blog post, to be published on Monday
> European morning, about DebConf17 organization started:

Oops, nearly missed this.

# Title: DebConf17 organisation started

Your Subject has -ization, the text has -isation; for Canada I'm
assuming we'll want -ization, though I suppose it's still debatable
as to whether that locale has jurisdiction yet.

# Date: 2016-09-05 10:00
# Tags: debconf, debconf17
# Slug: debconf17-organisation-started

(But I'd better not touch this.)

# Author: Laura Arjona Reina
# Status: draft
# DebConf17 will take place in Montreal, Canada from August 6 to August 12, 2017. 
# It will be preceded by DebCamp, July 31st to August 4th, and Debian Day, August 5th. 
                                         ^^            ^^                          ^^
Inconsistent date formats.  The version recommended by most
styleguides is to use plain numbers: "July 31 to August 4, and Debian
Day, August 5."

# We invite everyone to join us in organising DebConf17. 
# There are different areas where your help could be very valuable, 

(I'd say "various areas", but this isn't really wrong.)

# and we are always looking forward to your ideas. 
# The DebConf content team is open to suggestions for invited speakers. 
# If you'd like to propose somebody who is not a regular DebConf attendee, 
# follow the details in the [call for proposing speakers](http://blog.debconf.org/blog/debconf17/2016-08-22_call_for_speakers.dc) blog post.

I know it comes from the blog content, but a "call for proposing
speakers" sounds like a call for speakers who are proposing.  Make it
a "[call for speaker proposals]".

# We are also beginning to contact potential sponsors from all around the globe. 
# If you know any organisation that could be interested, 
# please consider handing them 
# the [sponsorship brochure](http://media.debconf.org/dc17/fundraising/debconf17_sponsorship_brochure.pdf) 
# or [contact the fundraising team](mailto:sponsors@debconf.org) with any leads.
# The DebConf team is holding IRC meetings every two weeks.
# Have a look at the [DebConf17 wiki page](https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf17), 
# and engage in the IRC channels and the mailing list.
# Let’s work together, as every year, on making the best DebConf ever!  
JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package

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