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5 <define-tag pagetitle>Upcoming Debian Bug Squashing Parties</define-tag>
7 <define-tag release_date>2012-02-15</define-tag>
8 #use wml::debian::news
12 <p>
13 The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few months
14 Bug Squashing Parties (<q><a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP">BSP</a></q>s)
15 will take place in several countries.
16 The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs,
17 but it is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the BTS
18 to make other contributions to the Debian project, such as
19 translating package descriptions or improving the wiki.
20 Debian developers will be present to help contributors
21 understand how the project works and to help get fixes into
22 Debian.
23 </p>
24 <p>
25 During the coming weekend, 17-19 February, a BSP will be held at the
26 <a href="http://www.irill.org/">IRILL offices</a> in Paris, France.
27 This event will also be an opportunity for
28 potential contributors to meet Debian Developers or Maintainers. Numerous
29 regular contributors will attend this BSP and can help newcomers to
30 fix their first bugs.
31 For organizational reasons, registering on the
32 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/02/fr/Paris">Debian wiki</a> is
33 mandatory.
34 </p>
35 <p>
36 On 2-4 March, a BSP will be held in Cambridge, UK: people
37 interested in attending it are invited to add their names to its
38 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/03/gb/Cambridge">wiki page</a>.
39 <br />
40 During the same weekend, 2-4 March, a BSP will also be held at
41 <a href="http://www.credativ.de/">Credativ offices</a> in Mönchengladbach,
42 Germany: more information is available on the
43 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP2012/Moenchengladbach">Debian wiki</a>.
44 <br />
45 The following weekend another BSP will take place, on 10-11 March:
46 <a href="http://www.plug.org.au/">Perth Linux Users Group</a> is
47 organizing a Debian Bug Squashing Party at the
48 <a href="http://www.ucc.asn.au/">University Computer Club</a> in Perth,
49 Western Australia. For more information, visit its
50 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/03/au/Perth">wiki page</a>.
51 <br />
52 Over 11-13 May, another Debian BSP will be held in the UK, at York.
53 For this BSP, however, there is an upper limit of ten to twelve attendees,
54 for logistical reasons. For more information visit the
55 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/05/en/York">wiki page</a>.
56 </p>
58 <p>If you want to organize a BSP, you can find all the necessary
59 information on <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/HostingBSP">this wiki
60 page</a>.
61 The Debian Project invites all users and contributors to attend these
62 events and make <q>Wheezy</q> ready for release sooner!</p>
64 <h2>About Debian</h2>
66 <p>
67 The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
68 free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
69 the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
70 volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
71 maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
72 supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
73 <q>universal operating system</q>.
74 </p>
76 <h2>Contact Information</h2>
78 <p>For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
79 <a href="$(HOME)/">http://www.debian.org/</a> or send mail to
80 &lt;press@debian.org&gt;.</p>


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