The Debian Project is dedicated to remaining 100%free and to being a responsible “citizen” of the Free and Open Source Software ecosystem.
DebConf is the annual international gathering of Debian developers, contributors, users and enthusiasts with the common purpose of discussing technical topics, collaborating on joint projects and working on improving the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its derivatives. DebConf is run on a non-profit basis, and all the organizers work as volunteers without compensation. Sponsors’ contribution makes it possible for them to bring together a large number of Debian contributors from all over the globe. During DebConf they work together, help and learn from each other.