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Debconf15 and ... happy birthday Debian!

Debconf15 started yesterday and as expected, talk rooms are always fully crowded! I had to stand up in a couple of talks and I watched another couple of them from outside thanks to the real time streaming.

Thanks to the fantastic work of the video team, video recordings of the talks from yesterday have started to be available at
I would heartily recommend you to watch "Debian's Central Role in the Future of Software Freedom" by Bradley M. Kuhn (video available).
I was expecting a good talk and Bradley exceeded my expectations.

I also got to meet again Simon Kainz and to get my DUCK branded lighter from the duck challenge :)

After dinner, we celebrated Debian's 22 birthday, that's exactly today. We had a wonderful cake made by DebConf attendees made by small pieces of pastry with fruits drawing a mosaic with a Debian swirl.
While the cake was a very nice detail, the best part of it was watching the people making the cake. Everybody had a great time and this kind of things are what make Debian (and DebConf) great. When people work together to make something wonderful.

Keysigning, it's never too late

I managed to sign all the keys from DebConf14 within a month after the conference ended, but I had still a pile of keys to sign
going back to DebConf11 from several minidebconfs and other small events. Today it was frakking cold and I finally managed to sign something close to 100 keys. I didn't sign any key with less than 2048 bits, expired or revoked.

If you got your key signed by me (or get it in the next hours), sorry it took so long!

DebConf14 and ten years contributing to Debian

It has been one week since I'm back from DebConf14 and I'm still recovering and catching up with things. DebConf14 has been amazing, it has been great to be back after missing it for two years. Thanks a lot to everybody who helped to make it real. On my side, I helped a bit in the talks team.

During DebConf14, I got the opportunity to discuss with Rene Mayorga about the MIA work-flow and we also got some feedback in the MIA BoF. We have plenty of ideas to implement and we're aiming to improve things during this next year.

This summer has been also 10 years since I started contributing to Debian. It's hard to believe. Ten years ago I barely knew where to start helping and now I have an endless TODO list of things I would like to do. And always during DebConf this list seems to grow ten times faster than usual. Thankfully, also motivation increases a lot :)

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