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Vaumarcus Switzerland to host Debian Developer Conference 2013

From Wednesday 11 September 2013 at 08h00 to Wednesday 18 September 2013 at 19h00.

Vaumarcus, Neuchâtel

On February 20, 2012, the DebConf committee decided that DebConf13,
the Debian developer conference of 2013, should take place on the shores
of the Lac de Neuchâtel in Switzerland, most likely in the middle of August.
More details may be found on the organizers' wiki.

In a two hour meeting on Monday evening, the Swiss bid
narrowly won over the bid from Riga, Latvia. Teams had been
preparing their bids since mid-2011, seeking venues and local sponsors in
their respective cities and countries.

The two bids had both character and unique identities. On one hand, the
Riga proposal was totally centered on city and university life. On the
other hand, the Swiss bid aimed to bring DebConf to a setting that is
known for its natural beauty.

The DebConf organizers congratulate the future organizers of DebConf13,
and thank both teams for their efforts.

The venue decision for DebConf14 will be made approximately in twelve
months. Proposals should be submitted by 31 December 2012 to be eligible for

About DebConf

DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a
full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an
opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to
meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place
annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Scotland, Argentina, and
Bosnia and Herzegovina. More information about DebConf is available from

This year, DebConf12 starts on Sunday 8 July, and ends Saturday 14 July
2012. The conference will be held in Managua, Nicaragua.

DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Sunday 1 July to Saturday 7
July 2012. DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event giving an opportunity
for group work on Debian projects.

On Sunday 7 July 2012, DebConf Open Day will take place at the site. The
Open Day is a short conference aimed at Debian users, and others interested
in learning more about free software.

More information about DebConf12 can be found on the conference website.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
the largest and most influential open source projects.  Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
universal operating system.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
http://www.debian.org or send mail to press@debian.org.



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