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== Speakers ==
CUSTOMISING DEBIANS
  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.
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This could consist of building a custom livecd or simply using or installing Debian-NP/Morphix. We might
be able to set up something specific for NP organizations. There are a few ideas
on the wiki (wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianNonProfit) that could be used or extended for use with the livecd.
2. BUILDING CUSTOM DEBIAN BOOTABLE CDS
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...this opens up a talk about 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.
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CUSTOM DEBIANS AS A FOCAL POINT FOR COOPERATION AND CREATIVITY 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.
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The core of the talk is showing how Custom Debians does tricks with externalities.When you work on a
custom debian, you improve free software,and thus generate positive externalities. These externalities won't
get lost, however, because a custom Debian is a Debian; so Debian collects all these externalities from
all the Custom Debians.All these collected externalities, will then undergo creative networking effects
inside Debian, bringing advances that the Custom Debians alone would not have done .And since a Custom
Debian is 100% Debian,improvements in Debian are also improvements in the Custom Debian.
This means that Debian-NP acts like a point of entry for cooperation and creativity which talks very
much to to the Non Profit world.
3. FREE SOFTWARE USE AMONG ORGANISATIONS WORKING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
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DEBIAN-NP IN BRAZIL 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.
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Focussing on the political and cultural climate surrounding FLOSS in Brazil this talk outlines the
potentials and the obstacles for Debian-NP use in Brazil.
4. DEBIAN(-NP) 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) in Brazil.
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NGO REALITIES...HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO REALLY HELP PEOPLE'S LIVES 5. NGO REALITIES: HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO REALLY HELP PEOPLE'S LIVES
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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.
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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.
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FREE SOFTWARE USE AMONG ORGANISATIONS WORKING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE


This includes case studies and relevant examples with a global perspective
 

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. DEBIAN(-NP) 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) 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.

Webcast

We hope to webcast parts of the debian-np mini-conference