The newsletter for the Debian community
on 14.08.2017, 00:00
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The newsletter for the Debian community

published on Mon Aug 14 00:00:00 2017 in weekly-news

This issue is brought to you from DebConf17 in Montreal by the now extended group of Debian Project News editors. So we expect DPN will see more frequent releases in the future.

The newsletter for the Debian community

For other news, please read the official Debian blog Bits from Debian, and follow which RSS-feeds the @debian profile in several social networks too.

Internal News/Happenings

In April, Chris Lamb was elected as the new Debian Project Leader. Chris has already posted several monthly updates on his work as DPL, for April, May, June and July.

Events: Upcoming and Reports

Debian Day is almost here!

Help needed

Debian has a "newcomer" bug tag, used to indicate bugs which are suitable for new contributors to use as an entry point to working on specific packages. There are 204 bugs available tagged "newcomer".

More than just code

1635 people and 20 teams are listed on the Debian Contributors page for 2017.

Outside News

The Oregon State University Open Source Lab, one of the Debian partners providing hosting and administration services to the Debian project, launched a student sponsorship crowdfunding campaign with the OSU Foundation, towards funding students working at the lab along with sending them to open source conferences in the coming year. The campaign will be active during August 2017.


Freexian issues monthly reports about the work of paid contributors to Debian Long Term Support.

Quick Links from Debian Social Media

This is an extract from the feed, in which we have removed the topics already commented on in this DPN issue. You can skip this section if you already follow or the @debian profile in a social network (, GNU Social, Mastodon or Twitter). The items are given unformatted, and in descending order by date (recent news at the top).