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First draft for DebConf dates announce (thanks to n0rman)
1 <define-tag pagetitle>DebConf 12 Nicaragua dates confirmed</define-tag>
2 <define-tag release_date>2011-10-23</define-tag>
3 #use wml::debian::news
4 # $Id:
5
6 # Initial draft
7
8 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9
10 DebConf12 to take place in Managua, Nicaragua in July 2012
11 ==========================================================================
12
13 * Annual Debian conference to take place July 1-14, 2012
14 * Hosted in Managua, Nicaragua, first time ever in Central America
15 * General public invited to day of talks about Debian and Free Software
16 * Call for papers, registration to open early in 2011
17
18 Managua, Nicaragua, October 15, 2011 - The Debian Project,
19 the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system,
20 has confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference,
21 DebConf12.
22
23 The conference will take place from July 1st to July 14th, 2012, in
24 Managua, Nicaragua. In DebConf's twelve-year history, this will be the
25 first time it will be held in Central America.
26
27 Every year, DebConf allows new and existing Debian project participants
28 from around the world to assemble, share knowledge, make collaborative
29 contributions to Debian, and build tighter community bonds. Conference
30 costs are largely funded by corporate sponsors who find significant
31 value in enabling Debian's success.
32
33 (Or it could be better to write another paragraph with words from the
34 Local Team) ~ rephrased it a bit
35 "The members of the Debian community in Nicaragua, working together with
36 their fellow communities in Central America, are very excited to be
37 hosting this event, and are happy to welcome our colleagues from around
38 the world to join us in Managua at this very important and productive
39 conference," says XXX, leader of the local team for DebConf12. "This
40 conference will boost the local Debian and Open Source communities and
41 help to bring awareness for the Debian Project, with new contributors
42 and enthusiasts from our country and the surrounding region joining the
43 Debian community and help Debian to build the best operating system."
44
45 DebConf will include a day when it opens its doors to the general
46 public, commonly called Debian Day. There will be talks and
47 demonstrations about the benefits of Debian and Free and Open Source
48 software in general to corporate, governmental, academic, and individual
49 users.
50
51 The call for papers and registration will open in early 2012.
52
53 DebConf12 will be preceded by DebCamp, the yearly developer work
54 sessions, starting on July 1st.
55
56 The final calendar of the event is:
57
58 * July 1st, 2012: Setup day (only for people doing initial setup)
59 * July 2-7, 2012: DebCamp, the yearly developer work sessions.
60 * July 7, 2012: Arrival Day for DebConf12
61 * July 8-14, 2012: DebConf12
62 * July 15, 2012: Departure/cleanup day
63
64 Information about DebConf12 is updated at http://debconf12.debconf.org
65 as it becomes available.
66
67 ABOUT DEBIAN
68
69 The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
70 volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
71 operating system Debian GNU/Linux.
72
73
74 ABOUT DEBCONF
75
76 DebConf is the annual Debian conference, which has taken place since
77 2000 in places as varied as Canada, Finland and Argentina. Several
78 hundred developers, contributors, and users gather each year at
79 a new location to further ideas, cooperate, and socialize. More
80 information about DebConf is available from http://debconf.org.
81
82 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
83
84 DebConf press team
85 press@debconf.org
86 http://debconf12.debconf.org/

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