Last night Jimmy Kaplowitz and Richard Darst spoke at the monthly NYLUG meeting about Debian and DebConf10. Debian is a GNU/Linux operating system, the one upon which Ubuntu is based. No single company backs Debian, though some developers are paid by companies to develop this OS, at least according to the presentation I heard at NYLUG.
DebConf is the annual convention of Debian developers, and the 2010 gathering will be held in New York. Apparently it is free to attend the talks, so as long as it's held when I'm not out of the country (my family hopes to make a trip to Brazil next summer) it should be no problem for me to attend. A specific date for DebConf10 hasn't been set.
As details become available I'll be passing them along here. Stay tuned!
(10/31/09) I posted the following to my Xanga blog, and repost it here now:
- So here's the basic info on DebConf10:
* Annual Debian conference to take place August 1-7, 2010
* Hosted in New York City; first time ever in the United States
* General public invited to day of talks about Debian and Free Software
* Call for papers, registration to open in January 2010
For more details, check out the following links:
DebConf10 Debian Conference Set for August in NYC
DebConf10 to take place in New York City, USA in August 2010
DebConf10 dates and venue announced
In case you didn't already know, Debian is a distribution of Linux, the one upon which Ubuntu is based.