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More Application Managers needed

There is currently a queue of prospective Debian members waiting for Application Managers (AMs). If you would like to help increase the number of Debian members after the recent set of retirements, please read the AM tutorial and contact the New Members Front Desk. Any Debian Developer is eligible to become Application Manager.

-- Paul Wise

Hardware donations moved to wiki

Debian's hardware donations wishlist has moved to the Debian wiki as the current content was obsolete and moving it to the wiki allows all Debian contributors to add their Debian-related hardware wishlists. If you have a need for hardware to enable your work on Debian, please add an entry to the wiki so that hardware donors can contact you about it. You may also usertag (bts user , usertag 123456 hardware-needed) bugs that need hardware. If you receive hardware from donors, please post a report about your use of it to the relevant places and update your page. Obsolete hardware wishlist pages should be renamed so they are moved to the list of received hardware. Hardware that is no longer needed should be returned, donated again or disposed of responsibly.

-- Paul Wise

SSL certificate verification on hosts

For those of you running services on hosts run by DSA, there has been a change in how our SSL cert config is setup. Until now /etc/ssl/certs mostly contained only certs for services but this was not consistent between hosts. Going forward, /etc/ssl/certs contains only certs for services. /etc/ssl/ca-debian contains only certs for CAs that have signed current certs for services. /etc/ssl/ca-global contains certs for services and for all of the CAs trusted by the ca-certificates package. Please read this mail for details of how to use these new directories.

-- Paul Wise

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