Edinburgh Prepares for Free DebianDay Software Conference

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The Debian project hosts a one-day event on free and open-source software. The event is open to the general public and attendance is free. Experts will be on hand to answer visitorsÂ? open-source software questions. Advance registration is requested.

The non-profit event is organised entirely by volunteers

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The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, is inviting members of the public to DebianDay, a free one-day software users’ conference at the Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL, between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 16 June 2007.

The conference aims to give free advice to individuals who are interested in free and open-source software. Interested persons are asked to register in advance.

"The non-profit event is organised entirely by volunteers," says Steve Kemp, a developer who attended another recent Debian Project conference.

"The result is a friendly, personal atmosphere in which it's fun to meet the people behind the project and find answers to questions without being regarded as potential customer at all times."

In anticipation of the event, conference team member Phil Hands is working with designer Alasdair Macleod of Geoffrey (Tailor) Highland Crafts to weave a new tartan. Items made from this tartan will be available at the conference site.

"I'm very excited to host DebianDay in the beautiful city of Edinburgh," comments Neil McGovern, Debian Project event organiser. "DebianDay is a great way to introduce the local community and businesses to Debian and free software, and provides an excellent opportunity for interaction and networking."

About Debian:

Debian is a free computer operating system based on Linux. Over three thousand volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain Debian software. Translated into 27 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer

types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

For Further Information Please Contact

Martin Krafft

DebConf press team

Tel: +44 (0) 7948 282 073

http://www.debconf.org

http://www.debconf.org/press/2007-06-12.shtml

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