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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Welcome to this year's 3rd issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Steve McIntyre sent a new Bits from the DPL mail. A serious issue in Debians OpenSSL package has been fixed recently. Debian is discussing about an archive strucure for huge packages.
Bits from the Debian Project Leader
Steve McIntyre sent a new release of his Bits from the DPL reporting his recent activities as elected Project Leader. He starts by pointing to several interviews he gave recently and continues by informing about personal changes in core teams. Jonathan McDowell has been added as keyring maintainer, and is already working together with James Troup on easier integration of keyring maintenance and our ldap system for better cooperation with the Debian System Administrators. He thanks Anthony Towns, who stepped down from the teams he was in.
Last but not least he talks about the upcoming Debian Conference in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The organizational efforts are going on pretty well, with announcements about papers, talk selection and travel sponsorship soon to be sent out.
OpenSSL weakness in Debian affecting many other packages
Luciano Bello discovered that the random number generator in Debian's openssl package is predictable.