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It’s the time of the year again. LinuxTag is right up and, of course, Debian is part of it. But, it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t have any problems at all. Well, the situation isn’t real bad™ but could deserve some improvement. Improvement about what, you ask? Isn’t that obvious? It’s man power that we need (women shall feel included :)).

Now, LinuxTag 2011 is going to happen, with or without you, on May 11th to 14th. Needless to say that you’ll be missing quite a lot if you don’t attend. I mean, even Zack will be there. And so will I (most probably at least). And even more… Who’s willing to miss that, really? So, pack your stuff, get a train ticket or your car or your friend’s car or the car of a friend of your friend who knows a friend who doesn’t know you but still wants to give you his car which you don’t even need since you already have the car of that friend of your friend and now you have two cars and can even bring another bunch of fellas who probably own cars themselves and now you’re thinking about the environment because of all the cars that will come to Berlin and because of that you suddenly buy a train ticket and leave all three cars at home… and in the end only one thing counts: you’ll be there. Oh, and before you drive off to your local train station, please put your name into our neat little list so we can count on you as booth staff — that’s because we need man power in case you missed that section or somehow forgot it while thinking about that guy who is the friend of your friend that owns a car but rather comes by train as it saves the environment.

Since thousands of people seem to like RSA keys these days and my key is “old” anyways, I thought: how about running where the other lemmings run… So, here it is, my transition to a new gpg key. A properly written transition document is to be found here, obviously signed by both the old and the new key. I’d appreciate signatures if your signing policy allows (and you’re not insanely signing anything that looks like it could be signed).

Hi everyone!Mini DebConf 2010 Berlin - I'm attending

I hope you all have already seen at least parts of our preparation for a Mini DebConf in Berlin this year. There are various posts on planet,  some mails on -project and -events-eu and — as I saw just today — even identi.ca is not spared. If you haven’t heard of it, this is your chance.

Every year the LinuxTag (Linux day) is a four-day event in Berlin, Germany, likely comparable to other OpenSource events. It provides talks, discussion and a lot of booths of various Free Software projects. This year’s LinuxTag will be on June 9th till 12th. Since it’s held on a

huge fairground, we were able to get quite some piece of it for our own use. We will have two areas, one for talks, the other as a hack lab and use right the middle of the LinuxTag for the Mini DebConf: June 10th and 11th — with the hack lab open all through the night of course.

Finding sponsors was the hardest deal in the beginning and we’re not done with it yet. We got enough money, though, to make the decision and we still hope to get everything covered. Luckily we also have hardware sponsors and help on various issues we would not be able to deal with on our own. What’s still missing, is you! :)

The schedule for the talks is almost full, yet the hack lab could need more man power. Our idea is — since we will be in freeze by then, right? — to do a BSP incl. help for newbies. That means we will not only try to help users, we also would like to teach how to squash bugs and thus attract possible maintainers and other contributors. All that of course only works if we are enough people there.

Now I understand this might seem to be only attractive to german developers as most of the talks will be held in german. But I strongly believe we can deal with it if you don’t speak german. :) And at least on the first day of the event, you can meet our new DPL zack who will have the pleasure to provide the opening talk. Yay!

Having said all this, you are more than invited to attend and help. Find more info (and a way to offer help) in the debconf wiki and enjoy more press announcements within the next few weeks.

http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/Miniconf-LT-Berlin/2010

On OFTC:

/join #debian-miniconf-berlin