1. INTRO TO CUSTOM DEBIAN DISTRIBUTIONS
Formerly lumped in with other "subprojects," Custom Debian Distributions have in the last year chosen a new name and developed quickly both technically and socially. Led in part by the example of Skolelinux (now Debian-Edu), CDDs are working on creating a common infrastructure for package selection and are developing policy and methods for allowing custom configuration of packages fully within the Debian system through low priority Debconf questions to official Debian packages.
This BOF is for anyone working on Custom Debian Distributions, interested in doing so -- as a developer or just someone who wants to use a customized version of Debian -- or just interested in the concept! Participants will discuss the technologies, status, and future of custom package selection and custom package configuration within Debian.
2. BUILDING CUSTOM DEBIAN BOOTABLE CDS
Building from the introduction of CDDs in the previous BOF, this BOF will talk specifically about the technical, and non-technical, aspects of turning a CDD into a bootable CD.
One goal of this sessions is to customize and create a bootable CD as a working example. The workshop will attempt both to educate developers on the technical mechanisms used to create bootable ?CDs and to show less technical users/organizations the type of changes that are possible on bootable ?CDs and the type and level of communication useful in having these changes take form in the production of CD.
3. FREE SOFTWARE USE AMONG ORGANISATIONS WORKING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Many non-profit organizations have an active interest in Free Software -- they want to be using it for philosophical reasons. Many of these organizations are already using Free Software. Many are not yet.
This BOF is a sharing and brain storming session that aims to bring together members of organizations doing social justice work and Debian/Free Software developers to allow for conversation about the role of FOSS in social justice work.
4. FREE SOFTWARE IN BRAZIL
This BOF will be a chance for Brazlian developers, users, and organizations to showcase the role that Free Software has played in their work and the role that they have played in Free Software -- focusing (of course) on Debian (and Debian-NP).
Focussing the discussion on the political and cultural climate surrounding FLOSS in Brazil, this talk aims to outline the potentials advantages and obstacles for Debian(-NP)and free software in general in Brazil.
5. NGO REALITIES: HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO REALLY HELP PEOPLE'S LIVES
Metareciclagem is a concept about developing and using social technology aimed at [ações em rede - networked action? net action? action in network?]. In the last year and a half we've been developing new ways to use technology to foster collaboration, alternate economic cycles and to strengthen local culture and integrate it in an interconnected world.
This BOF will be a chance for the NGO participants to show the Debian(-NP) hackers present their projects and to allow the developers to sit back and gain inspiration.
We hope to webcast parts of the debian-np mini-conference