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5 <define-tag pagetitle>Help us to release <q>Wheezy</q>: participate to our BSP marathon</define-tag>
7 ## When is this announcement likely to be send out? Please keep in mind,
8 ## that it should also be reviewed and translated
9 <define-tag release_date>2012-11-10</define-tag>
10 #use wml::debian::news
12 ##
13 ## Translators should uncomment the following line and add their name
14 ## Leaving translation at 1.1 is okay; that's the first version which will
15 ## be added to Debian's webwml repository
16 ##
17 # ← this one must be removed; not that one → #use wml::debian::translation-check translation="1.1" maintainer=""
20 <p>
21 The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few weeks Bug
22 Squashing Parties (<a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP"><q>BSPs</q></a>)
23 will take place in several countries.
24 The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs, but it
25 is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the BTS to make other
26 contributions to the Debian project, such as translating package
27 descriptions or improving the wiki. Debian developers will be present to
28 help contributors understand how the project works and to help get fixes
29 into Debian.
30 </p>
31 <p>
32 Below is a list of upcoming Bug Squashing Parties; don't forget to regularly
33 check our <a href="$(HOME)/events">events</a> page to find
34 more.
35 </p>
36 <ul>
37 <li>November 10-11, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska: a BSP will be held at
38 the University Computer Center. More information on the <a
39 href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/11/ba/BanjaLuka">coordination page
40 of the event</a>.</li>
41 <li>November 14, Helsinki, Finland: a mini BSP will be held in Kamppi.
42 For information see <a href="http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu/2012/11/msg00008.html">the
43 mail announcement</a>.</li>
44 <li>November 23-25, Essen, Germany: a BSP will be held at the Linuxhotel.
45 For more information you can visit the <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/11/de/Essen">coordination
46 page of the event</a>.</li>
47 <li>November 23-25, Munich, Germany: a BSP will be held at the LiMux
48 Office, together with the LibreOffice Hackfest. More information on the
49 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/11/de/Munich">wiki page</a>.</li>
50 <li>November 24-25, Paris, France: a BSP will take place during the
51 second Paris Mini-DebConf. More information on the
52 <a href="http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/Miniconf-Paris/2012">event page</a>.</li>
53 <li>November 24, Tokyo, Japan: a BSP will be held at the Plat'Home Office.
54 For further information please visit the
55 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/11/jp/Tokyo">coordination
56 page of the event</a>.</li>
57 <li>December 15-16, Mechelen, Belgium: a BSP will be held at the NixSys
58 Office. More information on the
59 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/12/be/Mechelen">wiki
60 page of the event</a>.</li>
61 </ul>
63 <p>
64 If you want to organize a BSP, you can find all the necessary information
65 on this <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/HostingBSP">wiki page</a>.
66 The Debian Project invites all users and contributors
67 to attend these events and make Wheezy ready for release sooner!
68 </p>
70 <h2>About Debian</h2>
72 <p>
73 The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
74 free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
75 the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
76 volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
77 maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
78 supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
79 <q>universal operating system</q>.
80 </p>
82 <h2>Contact Information</h2>
84 <p>For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
85 <a href="$(HOME)/">http://www.debian.org/</a> or send mail to
86 &lt;press@debian.org&gt;.</p>


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