Debian Conference DebConf10 to be held in NYC – Aug 1-7 2010

debconf10The DebConf10 local team would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Debian Conference which will take place from August 1 to 7, 2010, at Columbia University, in New York City, USA, in cooperation with the Columbia Computer Science department. In DebConf’s eleven-year history, this will be the first time it is being held in the United States of America.

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Every year, DebConf allows new and existing Debian project participants from around the world to assemble, share knowledge and ideas, make collaborative contributions to Debian, and build tighter community bonds. Conference costs are largely funded by corporate sponsors who find significant interest in supporting Debian and DebConfs.

DebConf includes Debian Day, being held on August 1st, when it opens its doors to the general public. There will be talks and demonstrations about the benefits of Debian and Free and Open Source software in general to corporate, government, academic, and individual users.

We would love to see you join us at the conference, and if you are so inclined we also have plenty of opportunities for volunteers [1].

Most importantly, we can use help getting out the word that we still *NEED* a significant amount of additional funds [2]. Funds are used to secure the venue, and to pay for food, lodging and travel for deserving community participants.

DebConf10 donations may be tax-deductible to US taxpayers as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law; they are handled by Software in the Public Interest, Inc., a tax-exempt public charity described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Please contact your tax advisor for more information.

We thank you for interest!

DebConf10 Local Team

[1] just introduce yourself at or stop by #debconf-nyc on OFTC. Please see the following web page for details:

[2] Please see for further information. All questions should be directed to

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