Help us to release "Wheezy": participate to our BSP marathon

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November 10th, 2012 http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20121110
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Help us to release "Wheezy": participate to our BSP marathon

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few weeks Bug Squashing Parties ("BSPs" [1]) will take place in several countries. The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs, but it is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the BTS to make other contributions to the Debian project, such as translating package descriptions or improving the wiki. Debian developers will be present to help contributors understand how the project works and to help get fixes into Debian.

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/BSP

Below is a list of upcoming Bug Squashing Parties; don't forget to regularly check our events page [2] to find more.

[2] http://www.debian.org/events

* November 10-11, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska: a BSP will be held at the University Computer Center. More information on the coordination
page of the event [3].

* November 14, Helsinki, Finland: a mini BSP will be held in Kamppi. For information seethe mail announcement [4].

* November 23-25, Essen, Germany: a BSP will be held at the Linuxhotel. For more information you can visit the coordination
page of the event [5].

* November 23-25, Munich, Germany: a BSP will be held at the LiMux Office, together with the LibreOffice Hackfest. More information
on the wiki page [6].

* November 24-25, Paris, France: a BSP will take place during the second Paris Mini-DebConf. More information on the event page [7].

* November 24, Tokyo, Japan: a BSP will be held at the Plat'Home Office. For further information please visit the coordination page
of the event [8].

* December 15-16, Mechelen, Belgium: a BSP will be held at the NixSys Office. More information on thewiki page of the event [9].

[3] http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/11/ba/BanjaLuka
[4] http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-eu/2012/11/msg00008.html
[5] http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/11/de/Essen
[6] http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/11/de/Munich
[7] http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/Miniconf-Paris/2012
[8] http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/11/jp/Tokyo
[9] http://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2012/12/be/Mechelen

If you want to organize a BSP, you can find all the necessary information on this wiki page [10]. The Debian Project invites all users and contributors to attend these events and make Wheezy ready for release sooner!

[10] http://wiki.debian.org/HostingBSP

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