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Debian Day

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Debian Day

Debian Day is filled with presentations on topics of general interest, for decision makers and for ordinary people who want to learn more about Debian and about Free Software.

Debian Day will take place between 9:00 and 18:00 on Saturday, July 9th 2005, exactly one day before the official DebConf5 opening.

Participation to Debian Day is free; no registration is required.


Computer Science department
Helsinki University of Technology
Konemiehentie 2
Espoo, Finland

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09:00-09:15 "Greetings" (15)
by Martin-Éric Racine, Linux-Aktivaattori PR team
by Andreas Schuldei, Debconf5 chief organizer
by Branden Robinson, Debian Project Leader 2005-2006

09:30-10:00 "What is Debian?" (30)
by Jaldhar H. Vyas

10:15-10:45 "What is Free Software?" (30)
by Gunnar Wolf

11:00-11:30 "Custom Debian distributions and Debian derivatives" (30)
by Aigars Mahinovs

11:45-12:15 "From Pigs to Stripes: A travel through Debian" (30)
by Juan Jose Amor

12:30-13:00 "Debian release processes: a retrospective of Sarge" (30)
by Andreas Barth

Lunch Break

14:00-14:45 "Government case: Extremadura county's 70,000 Debian workstations" (45)
by Dario Rapisardi and Pedro Pérez

15:00-15:30 "Helping Debian: getting involved as an end-user" (30)
by Alexander Schmehl

15:45-16:15 "Helping Debian: developing software for Debian" (30)
by Martin-Éric Racine

16:30-17:15 "Business case: How Hewlett-Packard benefits from Debian" (45)
by Bdale Garbee

17:30-18:00 "Debian Project goals for 2005-2006" (30)
An open Q & A session with key members of the Debian Project.
Moderator: Jaldhar H. Vyas

Each presentation is followed by a 15 minutes break.

Public Relations

For more information, please contact the Linux Aktivaattori PR team:

  • Martin-Éric Racine +358 40 726 2737
  • Fabian Fagerholm


Video captures of the Debian Day talks.