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Yesterday night, debacle has organised the possible first Linux/Free Software ball. In effect, that meant that we got the "Aquarium" room of the hacklab, set up my laptop and some speakers and got started. I offered my help, having done a Ballroom Dancing Club in the USA before and having my collection of music with me. We started with Tango, actually playing Finish tango, I continued teaching Disco Fox and we finished with basic Rumba. There were up to 6 couples, 4 girls, and it was fun. Pictures will be uploaded later.
Also yesterday, I founded Utnubu (including an alioth project). The message to debian-project and the DebConf5 list reads as follows (as the list archives are non-working currently):
I invite everyone interested to join the Utnubu Team. Utnubu stands for doing what Ubuntu does, just the other way around: We want to take the things Ubuntu does and that are missing in Debian, and - where appliciable - put them in Debian.
This should be achieved using (at least) the following methods:
(Personally, I'd like to concentrate on point 2 and 3, so another reason for you to join)
- Having a look at the patches that Ubuntu publishes, see if they are suitable for Debian and then contact the Debian Maintainer to see if and how these can be integrated.
- Contacting Ubuntu developers that upload directly to universe, if they don't want to upload to Debian, too; this includes sponsoring. Note that I do not plan to pull developers from Ubuntu, they should instead form their package for both distributions.
- If this is not possible or feasable, take Ubuntu-only packages, adjust them to Debian and upload them ourselves.
I have set up the alioth project utnubu, as well as the mailing lists email@example.com for general in-group discussion, as well as firstname.lastname@example.org for the maintainer field of our possible packages.
A list of binary package in universe, but not in Debian, is assembled on http://people.debian.org/~nomeata/utnubu/
Those who are at DebConf and are interested: You are welcome to see me and discuss matters in person.
Thanks for your attention, and looking forward to working with you,
So far the responses were positive. I started checking a few packages, you can see the results at the list achive. Help is very much appreciated.
Please note that I want to work with Ubuntu, not againt Ubuntu.