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Re: [Publicity] Debconf 13 draft blog post

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 05:29:41PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I've saved this in wordpress, but here is a copy to read:

Thanks, Ian.

This will be published on Aug 29 12:00 BST. If anyone has objection
please let me know.


> Ian.
> I've recently returned from the Debian Conference, <a
> href="http://debconf13.debconf.org/";>Debconf 13</a>, in Vaumarcus in
> Switzerland.  My colleague Ian Campbell joined me there.
> We had an excellent time and spent rather too much of it staring at
> the amazing view of Lake Neuchatel.  Debian's 20th birthday party was
> not to be missed either.
> This year's Debconf found a substantial offering of cloudy topics on
> the schedule.  One major theme was the ways in which Debian are
> working on better integration with the big public clouds, for example
> by providing ready-to-use images.
> Of particular interest for Xen was <a
> href="http://penta.debconf.org/dc13_schedule/events/1031.en.html";>Thomas
> Goirand's talk on the integration between OpenStack's various
> components</a>. OpenStack is a complicated piece of software which has
> been difficult to install and get running.  Thomas, who runs a
> Xen-based <a href="http://www.gplhost.com/";>public cloud provider</a>,
> has been working to make the installation process smoother using
> Debian's configuration management systems.
> For me, an interesting topic was the continuing difficulty of
> integration between the Debian archive (Debian's primary software
> repository) and git, and after a session in the bar with Joey Hess and
> others I wrote <a href="http://packages.debian.org/sid/dgit";>a tool to
> help with that</a>.
> Debconf is always a highlight of my year and I look forward to next
> year's in Portland.
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