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Debian Weekly News - May 9th, 2008

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| The Debian Project announced to participate again in Googles Summer of Code
| Program. Twelve students will get the opportunity to work on different
| projects during their summer vacation while Google will fund them.
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http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2008/02/

It's seen as a bit controversial.


Yesterday:

Debian GNU/Linux SuiteTelecentro: millions of users for the digital society
every year

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| The Brazilian Debian GNU / Linux SuiteTelecentro benefits more than 4
| millions users every year.
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http://techforce.com.br/index.php/ne...ety_every_year


Recent:

Debian is participating in the 2008 Google Summer of Code

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| The Debian project is proud to announce that it has again been accepted by
| Google as a mentor organisation for the Summer of Code programme. We have
| been allocated twelve tasks for this year. Google will fund the students
| mentioned here to work full time on those tasks during their summer vacation,
| from May 26th to August 18th. They will be guided and evaluated during this
| time by a team of Debian developers. * *
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http://itsmylife.thehackshop.com/200...ummer-of-code/


Canadian British Columbia's School District #73 opts for Debian GNU / Linux

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| Kamloops Thompson School District #73, British Columbia, Canada, with 55
| elementary and secondary schools, chose a majority of open source software on
| Debian GNU / Linux as it is easier to maintain and in their experience offers
| better support.
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http://www.techforce.com.br/index.ph...3_chose_debian


Deploying KDE [+Debian GNU/Linux] to 52 million young people

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| By the end of this year 29,000 labs serving some 32,000,000 students will be
| fully deployed and in active use.
|
| By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have swelled to 53,000 labs
| serving some 52,000,000 students.
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http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2008/04/d...ion-young.html


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be? *
|
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc
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